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Dentures

Nobody likes to talk about dentures. The very thought of dentures often conjures up images of George Washington and his wooden teeth. Fortunately, dentures have come a long way over the last 200 years. Today, a properly made denture will look natural, George Washington Denturesfeel comfortable, allow you to speak normally, and allow you enjoy a healthy ordinary diet.

Few dentists like to do denture cases, and even fewer know how to do dentures the right way. Dr. Cook has been doing dentures for over 20 years and has taken advance continuing education to give her the expertise to make dentures that you will be happy with.

If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from a denture, facial muscles will eventually begin to sag, making a person look older. DenturesDentures will allow you to be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.

There are various types of dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. Dr. Cook takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.

If you wear dentures and have trouble keeping them in your mouth, you may want to consider overdentures. Overdentures are dentures that are held in your mouth by mini-implants. Dr. Cook can place several mini implants into your jaw and modify your existing denture to snap on to these implants. Your denture will still be removable, but will not accidentally fall out.