If you're missing teeth, dentures are an excellent option to restore your smile. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can restore your ability to eat, speak and smile confidently. Mark Tickle DMD Family & Implant Dentures is a clinic in Tuscaloosa, AL, that specializes in dentures and offers a range of options to meet your needs.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They are made of acrylic resin and porcelain, and they can be customized to fit the shape of your mouth perfectly. Dentures can be used to replace a few teeth or all the teeth in your mouth.

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures come in two types: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed, which takes about 4-6 weeks. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be placed as soon as the teeth are removed. However, they may need to be adjusted several times during the healing process.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They are made of a metal framework with acrylic resin and porcelain teeth attached to replace the missing teeth. Partial dentures can prevent the remaining natural teeth from shifting, which can cause further dental problems.

Why Choose Dentures?

Dentures have several benefits that make them an excellent choice for people who are missing teeth. They can:

  • Improve your ability to speak clearly
  • Allow you to eat your favorite foods
  • Improve your appearance
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem
  • Prevent further dental problems

Dentures can also be more affordable than other options, such as dental implants or bridges.

Getting Dentures at Mark Tickle DMD Family & Implant Dentistry

At Mark Tickle DMD Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer a range of denture options to meet your needs. Our team of experienced dental professionals will work with you to determine the best type of denture for your situation. We use the latest technology and materials to ensure that your dentures are comfortable, durable, and look natural.

The Denture Process

Getting dentures at Mark Tickle DMD Family & Implant Dentistry typically involves several appointments. During your initial consultation, we will examine your mouth and discuss your options. If dentures are the best choice for you, we will take impressions of your mouth to create a custom set of dentures.

Once your dentures are ready, we will fit them to your mouth and make any necessary adjustments. We will also provide instructions on how to care for your dentures to ensure that they last as long as possible.

Caring for Your Dentures

Proper care of your dentures is essential to their longevity and your oral health. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:

  • Clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and denture cleaner.
  • Rinse your dentures after eating to remove any food particles.
  • Soak your dentures overnight in a denture cleaning solution.
  • Brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush every morning before inserting your dentures.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for checkups and adjustments.