Dentures are a removable dental appliance that replace missing teeth and help to restore the ability to eat and speak properly. At Marino Dental on Darrow, we offer a variety of denture services in Akron, OH to meet the needs of our patients.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are used to replace all of the natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and are typically made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. Full dentures are held in place by suction or with the help of dental adhesive.
Partial dentures, also known as removable partial dentures, are used to replace some missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. These dentures are custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth and are typically made of acrylic or a combination of acrylic and metal. They are held in place by clasps that attach to the remaining natural teeth.
Immediate dentures are full or partial dentures that can be placed immediately after the removal of natural teeth. This allows the patient to leave the dental office with a full set of teeth, rather than having to go without teeth while waiting for the dentures to be made. Immediate dentures are typically made of acrylic and may require adjustments as the patient’s mouth heals.
Dentures can become damaged or broken over time, which can make them uncomfortable to wear or even impossible to wear. At Marino Dental on Darrow, we offer denture repairs to fix chips, cracks, and breaks in the dentures. We can also adjust the fit of the dentures if they become loose or uncomfortable.
Denture relines are a procedure that involves adding new material to the inside of the denture to improve the fit. As the jawbone and gums shrink over time, the dentures can become loose and uncomfortable. A reline can help to improve the fit and make the dentures more comfortable to wear.
Denture adjustments are a procedure that involves making small changes to the dentures to improve the fit or function. This may include adjusting the bite, adding or removing teeth, or changing the shape of the dentures.
In addition to cleaning your dentures, it’s important to take care of them to ensure they last as long as possible. This includes:
- Storing your dentures in a dry place when you’re not wearing them
- Handling your dentures carefully to prevent chips or breaks
- Seeing your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings
- Notifying your dentist if you notice any changes in the fit or function of your dentures.
At our Marino Dental on Darrow, we are dedicated to providing high-quality denture services in Akron, Ohio to our current and new patients. Whether you need a full set of dentures, a partial set, or repairs to your existing dentures, we can help. We use the latest techniques and materials to ensure that your dentures look natural and feel comfortable. We invite you to schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about our denture services and how we can help you regain your beautiful smile.