Looking For Dentures In Anchorage?

Dentures are artificial teeth that replace missing teeth in your mouth. They let you chew food, speak and look natural. Our dental clinic can get you a new set of dentures or repair broken dentures in 1 day.

We offer free consultations for anyone looking to get dentures. We can help guide you on making a decision to get dentures or dental implants.

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(907) 562-4774

Why You Should Get Dentures

Modern dentures look very natural. They let you speak and eat easily. They aid your self-esteem. Missing a few teeth or all your teeth adds years to your appearance, affects how you speak and makes it hard to eat many foods.

Dentures are less expensive than implants. Sometimes bridges are not possible, so a full or partial denture is your best alternative.

What Challenges Do Dentures Present?

Denture Dentist In Anchorage AlaskaDentures can slide when you eat, causing problems with chewing. They can stick if you eat peanut butter or move if you try to eat hard or difficult food like corn on the cob. When dentures move, food can easily get under the plates, causing irritation and pain.

Dentures need to be taken out at night to be scrubbed and soaked. This is necessary to keep them clean and to help them retain their shape. This is inconvenient and can be embarrassing because you are without your teeth for an extended period.

Dentures need to be replaced periodically. Most will last a minimum of five years, but often much longer. Regular checkups will increase their useful lifespan.

Over time, most denture wearers experience bone loss in their jaws. This makes their current set of dentures fit badly. New dentures need to be made or the old ones modified.

The Different Types of Dentures

There are three types of dentures:

Full, when all of your teeth are missing

Partial, when multiple teeth or missing

Implant retained dentures, which is a hybrid of implants and partials

Full Dentures:

These replace all the teeth in your mouth. They are made of porcelain or composite resin, part of a gum colored acrylic called a plate that is custom fit to the shape of your mouth.

Partial Denture:

This usually replaces all the teeth at the top or bottom of your mouth. If you are missing too many teeth, bridges are impossible to insert, so a plate with the artificial teeth is necessary.

Implant Retained Denture:

This is a hybrid that is used to improve the fit and stability of dentures. Implants are put in the jaw and then dentures are attached to them. The implants have the added advantage of preventing bone loss.

How Should You Care For Your Dentures

Dentures are fragile and need to be handled gently. The material they are made of can crack or chip. Dentures should be put in water or specially made denture cleaner when they are not in your mouth.

Hot water will warp them, so keep it warm or cold. Dentures need to be cleaned every day with a soft toothbrush. You can use dental cleanser or soap and water.

Be sure to rinse your mouth when your dentures are out in order to get rid of plaque and reduce infections.

Take out your dentures at night when you go to bed. This gives your jaw, mouth and gums a chance to relax.

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(907) 562-4774