Dentures & PartialsMt. Pleasant, MI

Are you missing multiple teeth or full arches of teeth? Do you want to restore the form and function of your teeth? Dentures are a great option for patients who want to speak clearly and bite and chew with ease. Professional dentures and partials improve the quality of life.

Dr. Raymond Ribitch offers restorative dental services in his Mount Pleasant, Michigan dental office, including dentures, to help revitalize patient’s smiles. Learn more about why it is important to replace missing teeth as well as how Dr. Ribitch provides dentures to patients below.

Dentures & Partials in Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Dentures offer many benefits to patients for long-term oral health and overall wellness. A new smile can give you back your confidence and quality of life. Dentures can offer:

  • Long term durability
  • Improve biting and chewing ability
  • Better oral health
  • Prevents facial sagging
  • Improves speech
  • Renewed tooth structure
  • Reduces the risk of gum disease

If the gaps left by multiple missing teeth are not filled, several problems may arise, including:

  • Shifting Teeth
  • Receding Gums
  • Facial Sagging
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Bite
  • Bone Loss

Restorative options like dentures not only look great but improve the form and function of teeth and gums. Learn more about dentures and partials below.

Dentures & Partials: What to Expect

Partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth and are similar to a dental bridge. They can be removable or fixed with dental crowns and dental implants. Dentures can be removable or secured with dental implants. However, implant-secured dentures offer benefits that removable dentures can not offer.

Patients can speak and chew normally with permanent implant-secured dentures, which help maintain facial structure and bone retention. This option also eliminates the need for messy adhesives. Patients do not have to worry about eating certain foods and can do everyday activities again with implant-secured dentures.

Denture and Partial FAQs

Dentures and partials have long been among the most popular choices to replace missing teeth. Read the answers to these frequently asked questions to learn more.

How long will it take for me to receive dentures?

Because each case differs, Dr. Ribitch will assess your needs and create a personalized treatment plan. The length of your treatment will depend on your overall condition, dental health, and gum and bone tissue health. Although it takes longer to receive implant-secured dentures than removable dentures, secured dentures offer far more benefits.

How long do implant dentures last?

With the right care, implant-secured dentures can last over 20 years, whereas removable dentures often have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years. Removable dentures also require more maintenance in the long run.

How many hours a day should I wear dentures?

You should wear removable dentures for at least eight hours a day. However, you should ensure you’re taking them out overnight while sleeping or at other times to rest your gums. If you wear them constantly, it irritates your gums, and you can develop sores that make your dentures hard to wear at all. Implant dentures reside in the mouth permanently, and you don’t have to take them out.

What can’t I eat with dentures?

Implant dentures give you back almost 100% of your bite function so that you can eat almost anything with them. With removable dentures, it’s different. Avoid biting things like hard candy because they can warp your dentures and mess up the fit. Chewy things may disrupt the dentures or stick to them. Be cautious biting into things like sandwiches, as your dentures can slip. Try cutting them into small pieces instead.

Will people be able to tell I’m wearing dentures?

This is a common worry that patients have. Dentures have come a long way from their beginnings. Today, they’re slimmer and more natural-looking than ever. Most people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing dentures. If you work to ensure your speech sounds normal and get comfortable using your dentures, it’ll be difficult to tell if they’re dentures or real teeth.

Am I a good candidate for dentures?

You may not be eligible for dentures if you don’t have enough healthy gum and bone structure to support the dentures adequately. Implant-supported dentures require sufficient bone structure to integrate with the implant posts. Removable dentures rely on your gums and bone tissue to support the dentures and give them a sturdy foundation. We can explore options to build healthy gum and bone structures so you can get dentures in the future.

Get Your Dentures Today

Prevent further bone loss by receiving secure dental restorations. Call Mount Pleasant, MI dentists Dr. Raymond Ribitch at 989.200.3896. You can also schedule an appointment on our website. We will work with you to craft comfortable dentures that make it easier to speak and chew.