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New Solutions to an Old Problem – Dentures

So… you have missing teeth and you’ve decided you’re ready to do something about it!  Here at Ian Barwick, DMD we understand that losing teeth, or dealing with already missing teeth, can be an emotional and physical challenge.

We are committed to helping you evaluate the solution that works best for your situation… and your budget! Give us a call and we’ll arrange a free consultation to discuss solutions to your “open space” problem!

Implant Supported Denture

Implant Supported Denture

A visit to our practice, Ian Barwick, DMD will help you to evaluate the solution that works best for your situation… and your budget! Give us a call and we’ll arrange a consultation to discuss solutions to your “open space” problem!

Traditional Dentures Can Replace Full or Partial Tooth Loss

Although they’ve been around for ages, today’s dentures are more comfortable and natural looking. Today’s dentures are definitely not your grandmother’s dentures!

There are several types of dentures.Full Denture: replaces all your teeth

  • Full Denture: replaces all your teeth
  • Partial Denture: replaces several missing teeth
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: replace all teeth in one arch, secured with implant attachments beneath”

All dentures may require that some teeth be pulled removed, or that some surgery be performed on the bony ridges beneath the gums to better accommodate your new dentures so they have a perfect “feel and fit.

We begin by taking an impression of your teeth which is used to custom make your dentures. If your dentures are full, and any extractions are necessary, a temporary denture is placed to assist with the healing and to provide “teeth” while your gums heal. A final denture is prepared after all healing has taken place, usually within six – twelve months.

Partial dentures replace missing teeth and are attached to existing teeth with anchors made of plastic or metal.

Both full and partial dentures are removed at night when you go to sleep, so that saliva can “wash” over your gums to maintain a healthy mouth.

Ready to Discuss Dentures?

If you’re ready to discuss dentures, then so are we. Of course there may be other options available as well, but we won’t know for sure until we see you! So give Ian Barwick, DMD a call to schedule an examination and consultation. Don’t you agree it’s about time?