Don’t let missing teeth be the reason you stop smiling. Our Grand Haven, MI dentist, Dr. John Leitner, is proud to offer denture solutions to patients in Norton Shores, Ferrysburg, Spring Lake, and the surrounding areas. Dentures are one of many restorative options offered by Dr. Leitner.
Dentures are an effective, convenient and affordable restoration option.They’re custom-made from advanced acrylics, which provide a durable and more natural-looking restoration. Learn why Dr. Leitner recommends dentures for patients missing an entire arch are all of their teeth.
Dentures are a removable dental prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. They are custom-made by our Grand Haven dentist to comfortably fit into your mouth and resemble a natural smile. At John Leitner, DDS, we offer partial and complete dentures to fulfill the needs of our patients.
Besides completely restoring the functionality of your smile, dentures have many benefits, including:
At your first consultation with Dr. Leitner. He will examine your mouth to determine the best type of denture to suit your needs. Next, he will take impressions of your mouth to create a model of your jaw and teeth to create the dentures.
Once the dentures are ready, you will come back for a second appointment to ensure the dentures fit. Dr. Leitner will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit and comfortable wear.
After any necessary adjustments have been made, you will return for the final fitting. If you’re comfortable with the fit of the dentures, you’ll be able to take the dentures home. You’ll also be given instructions on how to care for the dentures and will have follow-up appointments to ensure that the fit remains good and you’re satisfied with your new dentures.
Yes, most insurance plans cover the cost of dentures, as they’re considered a necessary treatment. However, they may not pay for the entire treatment costs, so it’s always best to contact your provider for further details. You can also ask your dentist if their office provides any financing options or savings plans.
Dentures should be cleaned daily with a soft-bristled brush and mild soap. You should also rinse them thoroughly after eating and before being placed back in the mouth. Dentures should be kept in a safe place when not in use, and should be handled with care to prevent damage.
Dentures can last 5 to 10 years with proper care and maintenance. However, they may need to be adjusted or replaced as the jawbone and gums change over time. Consult with your dentist to learn how long your denture appliance will last before needing replacement.