Do you need dentures? Having trouble eating with your older dentures? We can help you answer these questions here at Smile Designs of Olney. We offer preventative dental services so that your dental health can be in better shape as you age. We provide multiple types of dentures based on our patients’ wants and needs. Living without teeth can be a source of discomfort and distress. Our experienced and compassionate dentists want nothing more than to help boost your self-esteem and help you have a healthier smile.
An immediate denture serves as a solution when complete extractions of your remaining teeth are unavoidable. An immediate denture helps you avoid the shame that stems from living without teeth. First, we take impressions of your existing teeth and gums to create accurate duplicates after tooth removal. During your extraction appointment, a dental professional will insert your immediate dentures, creating a natural smile that you’ll love.
After extractions, it’s typical for patients’ gums and bones to remodel while healing. Because we want you to have the proper fit, we will usually need to replace temporary linings or tissue conditioners as required during the healing process. A permanent reline is necessary to ensure a comfortable and precise fit once you finish the healing process. In most instances, we make our patients a new final denture after full healing. This allows for increased esthetics and function.
Implant dentures are a great option for patients who have worn traditional dentures for years and have had trouble eating, speaking, and enjoying a high quality of life. These dentures are anchored in your mouth using multiple dental implants. In most cases, patients using these dentures can eat and function like someone who has their natural teeth. The process is as follows:
- Remaining teeth, if any, are removed and dental implants are placed.
- In most instances, a temporary denture is screwed on the same day!
- Once fully healed, a final denture is crafted to the patients’ needs and esthetic desires.
Check out our Smile Gallery for great examples of what implant dentures can do for you!
A partial denture is one that can be removed and replaces one or more missing teeth. A partial denture’s benefits are that it has a natural appearance, enhances speech clarity, makes eating much more manageable, and helps limit the movement of your natural existing teeth. Partial dentures are made of out either metal and acrylic composition or acrylic only. The denture design depends on a patient’s specific needs and anatomy, although metal partials are highly-favored due to their structural integrity and being more hygienic.
Mitchell A. Lomke, DDS, will make every effort to construct a self-cleansing partial denture to preserve the remaining teeth and oral tissues. Dr. Lomke will ensure that the chewing forces have an equal distribution over the entire source of the remaining natural teeth and soft tissues. Changes to your remaining teeth may be necessary to help equalize these forces.
- Only your dental professional should make structural changes to your dentures
- Brush your dentures inside and out each day
- Use a soft, large nylon denture toothbrush with round-ended bristles
- Refrain from placing dentures in hot water
- When you’re not using them, place your dentures in a cleaning solution to keep them from drying out
- Check loose dentures immediately because they cause friction
- Use denture cream versus toothpaste; toothpaste is abrasive
Come to Smile Designs of Olney for All of Your Cosmetic Procedures
For your smile makeover or any other dental needs, come to Smile Designs of Olney! Book an appointment with us. Whether you want your teeth whitened, straightened, or restored altogether, we pride ourselves in quality patient care and giving you the smile makeover that you deserve. Our small, professional staff will make you feel right at home. We service the Montgomery County regions including Olney, Laytonsville, Brookville, Silver Spring, Rockville, Columbia, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Germantown, MD. Contact us at (301) 260-0700, visit us online, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube.