Replace Failing Teeth with Natural-Looking Dentures

separated set of teethDon’t let missing teeth ruin your holiday season by not allowing you to eat some of your favorite foods! Consider dentures. Dentures are false teeth that replace teeth you have lost. Over the years, there have been major advancements in the look and fit of dentures. Today, dentures are custom-made for each individual, and mimic natural teeth. Dr. Michael Young in Lafayette, LA has a goal to provide you with the most technologically advanced dentures possible. You don’t have to live with missing or decaying teeth. Dr. Young can help you regain your smile.

Types of Dentures

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures take the place of all the teeth on your upper, lower, or both jaws. Partial dentures are several teeth connected by a metal framework to hold them together. A partial features false teeth that fill spaces left by missing teeth, while healthy, natural teeth remain intact. If your teeth need to be pulled you will have to wait approximately two to four months for your gums to grow strong enough to support permanent dentures. In some cases, temporary dentures may be worn during the healing phase after extractions.

How will my Dentures be Made?

After your gum tissue has healed and the jawbone have grown over empty tooth sockets, Dr. Young will take a series of impressions of your mouth to create models. Using these models, your dentures will be customized to fit perfectly into your mouth. You will have several fittings to ensure your dentures are comfortable.

What are the Advantages of Dentures?

Imagine biting into some delicious turkey on Thanksgiving this year without worrying that it will cause pain or embarrassment. This is one of the many advantages of dentures. Speaking will also become easier, and you will be able to enunciate more clearly. Because of the technological advances, and the various fittings you will undergo, you won’t have to worry about your dentures looking awkward or causing long term discomfort. To get the most out of your dentures, attend regular dentist check-ups every six months, or as advised.

Call Dr. Young in Lafayette, LA today at 337-237-6453 to schedule an appointment and see if dentures are a good option for you. We serve Lafayette, Broussard, Youngsville, Scott, Browbridge, and surrounding areas.