Affordable Dentures in Walled Lake Michigan

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Dental Dentures Specialist in Walled Lake Michigan - Helping Patients improve their smile

Dr. Hechtman, DDS
55 N Pond Drive, Suite 3
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Dr. Hechtman’s Dental Practice Offers Complete and Partial Dentures

Missing teeth can create numerous aesthetic and functional problems such as sagging facial muscles, the inability speak, and eat certain foods. Dentures may be your best solution if you’ve lost all your natural teeth due to periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury.

A denture is a great solution for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to resemble your natural teeth and often will enhance your smile. There are two types of dentures; partial and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth are in place, and fill in spaces created by missing teeth. Partial dentures also prevent other teeth from shifting. When all teeth are missing, complete dentures are your best solution.

If you need an update, already have, or are considering dental dentures, we can provide a natural-looking set for a beautiful, confident smile. Our Walled Lake practice will custom-design your dentures for maximum comfort and beauty. Our experienced dental team can give you the look and fit you have dreamed of! Let’s get started today, increase your confidence and have even more reason to smile.

Dentures are durable, however, they won’t last forever. Although, dentures are very durable and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear. As dentures age, they become more porous and capable of housing harmful and odor causing bacteria. There can be side effects with wearing dentures older than seven years, which include, accelerated resorption of the gums and headaches. Replacement is suggested every five-seven years, to help maintain a healthy natural smile.

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Caring for Your Complete or Partial Dentures

Occasionally, no matter what measures are taken to adjust the fit of your dentures, they become loose shortly after adjustment and wearing them causes discomfort and pain. You should always consult your dentist to know if your dentures need replacing. Yearly checkups with your dental professional will ensure your dentures are clean and can stop problems from developing.

Below are some signals that indicate dentures need attention:

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Do not adhere to your gums as first installed

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Often get headaches, neck pain, and joint problems

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Loose fitting, not able to chew food very well

Proper Dental Care

It is normal to experience chewing difficulty, increased saliva flow and some soreness. These symptoms will subside as your muscles and tissues become accustomed to the new dentures. Our staff will give you proper care instructions and be here help you along the way. Just like all treatments such as; crowns, bridges, and fillings – proper cleaning, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will ensure a healthy and happy smile!

Individuals with dentures, whenever possible, should remove their prosthesis overnight. In addition, we recommend a thorough dental exam of both your dentures and the tissues that support your dentures annually.

Prolonged exposure to air can cause your denture become discolored and brittle. When you remove your denture in the evening, place in a covered receptacle that is filled with warm water or a special soaking solution. Additional information on dentures can be found here (clicking on this link, takes you to the Mouth Healthy website created by the American Dental Association).

Brushing

The ideal denture brush has soft bristles and should reach every crevice in your denture. When cleaning, always use a non-abrasive paste or gel (mild soap is also appropriate). Gently brush your denture over its entire surface after every meal. Try your best to brush between the teeth and the areas that come in contact with your gums. If you brush too vigorously, this can lead to premature wear of your dentures.

We also recommend “daily massaging” of your tongue, gums, and roof of your mouth with a moistened soft-bristle brush. This will aid in stimulating the circulation of your gum tissue and helps to eliminate bacteria in your mouth. You should rinse your mouth frequently to eliminate bacteria. This will also help to keep your breath fresher throughout the day.

We recommend you rinse your dentures thoroughly under warm water before placing back in your mouth. Always use a soaking solution to help maintain optimal comfort.

Polishing

Using specialized buffing tools, our lab technician can polish your denture to restore its glossy finish. This economical procedure is quick and effective. We recommended once or twice a year as needed.

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Hours of Operation

Mon: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Tue: 7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed: 7:00am - 1:00pm
Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm

Location

Steven Z. Hechtman, DDS
55 N Pond Drive, Suite 3
Walled Lake, MI 48390
248-669-5221

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