Comprehensive Dental Care in Oklahoma City
At Sorgen Dentistry, we help patients throughout the Oklahoma City area achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through expert dental care. Dr. Bryan Sorgen is an expert in a variety of dental services who has been serving the Oklahoma City community for years, and our practice offers a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments and procedures to help you achieve a beautiful smile no matter what your current dental situation is. We proudly treat patients of all ages, and if you’re ready to reclaim your confidence with a complete, gorgeous smile, dentures may be the perfect treatment for you.
What Are Dentures?
A denture, also called a complete denture, is a dental appliance that can recreate your smile from the ground up, giving you a breathtaking smile at any age. Dentures lie flat against the gums, providing the perfect amount of support and a replacement for your teeth that looks and feels completely natural. Whether you want to replace all of your teeth, one dental arch, or even specific teeth, we can fabricate your dentures specifically to match the appearance of your natural teeth – so it’ll be just like having your smile back.
Types of Dentures
Generally, dentures are made from acrylic, which is similar to plastic and allows us to easily customize the denture to fit your mouth and match the appearance of your natural teeth. Lower dentures are shaped like a horseshoe and sit only along the gums, leaving space for the tongue. Upper dentures are generally made with a piece of acrylic to cover the roof of your mouth, sitting both on the gums and also against the roof of the mouth. This design allows for more contact surface area in order to create palatal suction.
Aside from upper and lower, there are two primary ways dentures are constructed:
- Conventional Dentures: These are fabricated only after the mouth has healed from any tooth extraction. Once the gums and soft tissue in the mouth have completely healed over, the dentures are placed with adhesive on a daily basis.
- Immediate Dentures: These are fabricated and inserted right away after the tooth extractions, and the tissue is allowed to heal underneath the denture. Even though immediate dentures provide a new smile right away, it’s important to be cautious while the tissue is still healing.
- All-on-4Ⓡ Implant-Supported Dentures: This permanent, non-removable form of denture is attached to the jaws using All-on-4Ⓡ implant dentures. This is the longest-lasting, sturdiest option for replacing a full set of teeth, as the dental implants fuse to the jawbone and prevent the bone loss that can occur with regular dentures.
Dentures provide an effective, convenient way to create a complete, beautiful smile, even if you’re missing some or most of your teeth. With proper oral hygiene, conscientious care, and regular visits to our office for check up appointments, dentures can help you maintain a gorgeous smile for a lifetime!
Contact Your OKC Dentist
Whether you want a set of conventional dentures to complete your smile or are looking to completely reinvent your smile with a full set of All-on-4Ⓡ implant-supported dentures, the team at Sorgen Dentistry is here to help. Dr. Sorgen is an expert in fabricating and placing dentures to perfectly fit the mouth and match the look of natural teeth, and our team will work closely with you to design a treatment solution that perfectly suits your needs. You deserve a smile you’re truly proud of – so call us today at 405-946-5198 and we’ll help you get there.