Dentures in Grand Rapids, MI
Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile Can Help Your Smile
A full and healthy smile imbues you with self-confidence and projects an image of health, youth, and vitality. Ronald M. Olszewski, DDS of Always A Smile is dedicated to helping all patients achieve a lasting smile. We believe everyone deserves oral health and appearance they can love. At our practice, we make this goal possible by fabricating dentures for a broad spectrum of individuals who have suffered tooth loss of several or all their teeth. In addition to restoring your ability to eat more foods, dentures deliver extra confidence to our patients. Call today to schedule an appointment, and our team will begin to make an impression on every aspect of your life.
When to Consider Contacting Us for Dentures
Even if you still have some of your teeth, you can still qualify for dentures. But this isn’t the case. Many of our patients have only suffered partial tooth loss. They have found dentures to be an effective solution to their problem. Also, patients with damaged or decayed teeth or advanced periodontitis can use dentures to improve their quality of life. All of these conditions can cause chronic pain. In some cases – like with advanced periodontitis – they can create long-term health problems throughout your body. So, dentures should appeal to a vast number of patients. We can help determine whether dentures would be a good fit for you and what kind would be best for your situation during your initial appointments.
Why We Extract Teeth Before Fabricating Dentures
No matter your age, there are a few things to consider when deciding whether to get dentures. For instance, you should be aware Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile might need to extract some teeth to make the dentures work. Tooth extraction – especially before dentures – is commonplace and nothing to worry about. Performing removal is necessary because it prevents the health risks associated with severe tooth decay and advanced gum diseases. Tooth extraction and then dentures are often the most affordable, beneficial, and aesthetically-pleasing option available.
What Are the Types of Dentures Available to Me
Once you’ve decided to make an appointment to get dentures, our team takes over. We need to determine whether dentures are best for you. But we also must determine what kind of denture to place in your mouth. Dentures come in many forms, each of which provides a wealth of benefits to those who are a good fit for them. They are:
Complete: Complete dentures replace all teeth in your mouth. This option works for patients who lost some of their teeth – if we extract the remaining teeth – and for those who have no teeth. We can place complete dentures on your upper or lower jaw (or both).
Partial: Partial dentures are best used when individuals have some strong and natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures can aid these patients in chewing and talking without requiring extraction, all while improving how you look.
Immediate: Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile implements immediate dentures right after removing your remaining teeth. Doing so requires an appointment before the extraction process to take precise measurements of your mouth.
Overdenture: These dentures are fully-removable. They fit over remaining teeth or implants. However, these teeth must have enough strength to support the overdenture. Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile will look at your teeth to determine whether these teeth can handle the task.
What Kind of Daily Care Should I Perform on My Dentures?
Although dentures are not natural teeth, they still require daily care to keep them looking their best. These essential tasks also maintain your oral health. While Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile always provides detailed care instructions during your appointment, it always helps to have additional information. So, once you’ve received your dentures:
- Remove them before each meal or snack. This simple task prevents bad breath throughout the day and makes your dentures easier to clean each night.
- When removing your dentures, always handle them with care. Never wrap them in a napkin or place them unattended on a countertop. Doing so can place them at risk for contamination. Always use the dentist-provided case.
- You should remove your dentures every night for deeper cleaning. To clean your dentures, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-whitening toothpaste. Next, rinse your dentures and soak them in a denture cleaning solution overnight.
- Continue to visit your dentist regularly, even if you don’t experience problems. Always tell your dentist about changes such as gum irritation or a poor fit.
Contact Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile today
Are you ready to consider dentures? Please call Ronald M Olszewski DDS at Always a Smile to schedule an appointment with Ronald M. Olszewski, DDS, and discuss your current dental health, your aesthetic goals, and your treatment options. Dentures provide numerous benefits, including delivering increased comfort, more diverse food options, and much more. Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment with our team.
Why Choose Us
- Friendly, Knowledgeable Staff
- Accepts Most Insurance
- All Your Dental Needs In One Office
- Denture Lab On Site