Twin Cities Dentist on Dentures

denturesDentures in St. Paul, MN

Dentures are appliances that replace missing teeth. Dentures have come a long way from the bulky, fake-looking devices of years past. Modern dentures from your Twin Cities dentist at Serafimov Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry are comfortable and incredibly lifelike. Our custom dentures can also be designed to create a more youthful appearance.

Partial and Complete Dentures

Dentures are either partial or complete. Removable partial denture are used if you have some teeth remaining, while complete dentures are used if you have lost all of your teeth in the upper and lower jaw. It’s always better to retain a few natural teeth to retain the shape of the jaw and hold the false teeth. If this is not possible, complete dentures can be secured by dental implants for maximum stability.

Even the best type of dentures will take some getting used to. For the first few days, the appliance may feel foreign to your mouth, and you may have a hard time eating and speaking. This should go away eventually as you adjust.

The Procedure

Getting dentures requires more than one trip to the dentist at Serafimov Dental cosmetic dentistry. Dentures can be placed right after tooth extraction (immediate) or after the gums have healed (conventional). For conventional dentures, impressions of your mouth are taken and used as casts to serve as a model for the permanent denture. You will “try on” the denture to make sure it fits comfortably. Once ready, your dentures dentist will fit the appliance and make adjustments.

Denture Repair

As your mouth changes shape over time, your dentures may fit poorly and need adjustment. Dr. Serafimov will check your mouth and reline the denture so it feels more comfortable in your mouth. Your dentist in St. Paul also offers denture repair for broken and failing appliances.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Serafimov to learn more about dentures and teeth replacement solutions. Call 651-455-1601 or click here to make an appointment.