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Dentures services offered in Nashville TN

Dentures are oral prosthetics made to look like natural teeth. They replace all or some of your teeth. At Stein Dental Care in Nashville, Tennessee, Alan Stein, DDS, creates full and partial dentures that fit comfortably and fill out your smile. To schedule a consultation for either type of dentures, call Stein Dental Care or book online today.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are restorative appliances that include false teeth and false gum. Full dentures replace all of your teeth. You may have to get extractions  to make space for a denture prior to having one made 

There are two types of dentures:

Conventional dentures

Conventional dentures are fabricated by having a mold for them made before you get all of your teeth pulled, and are placed after all of your teeth have been removed. If the extractions are performed outside of his office, he coordinates with the Oral Surgeon and may wait for your gums to heal after the extractions for about 4-6 weeks. During that time, you go without teeth. Once your gums have healed, he will place your dentures to fit over your gums perfectly.

Immediate dentures

With immediate dentures, you don’t have to go without teeth. Dr. Stein will fabricate the denture before he extracts your teeth, and then have the denture placed immediately after the extractions are performed.  This is Dr. Stein’s preferred method for dealing with a denture case.

Your gums heal under your permanent set of dentures and this allows for a better fit. However, you’ll need to come back later for sizing adjustments because your gum tissues change in size as they heal.  Dr. Stein never charges extra for these follow-up visits.

What are partial dentures?

Partial dentures do not replace all of your teeth. Instead, they replace just some of them. If you still have a few natural teeth, Dr. Stein may recommend partial dentures to allow you to keep them and avoid extractions. You can get metal, acrylic, or nylon partial dentures. Nylon is the most common. 

If you’re missing multiple teeth, consider getting a partial denture to:

  • Improve your speech phonetics
  • Restore your smile’s appearance
  • Restore your mouth’s functionality
  • Restore your facial structure
  • Keep some of your natural teeth
  • Prevent natural teeth from shifting

When you come to Stein Dental Care for your consultation, Dr. Stein helps you decide which type of dentures you should get and whether you’ll need extractions. 

How should I care for my dentures?

Caring for your dentures isn’t quite the same as an oral hygiene routine, but Dr. Stein can teach you everything you need to know. To make your partial or complete dentures last and keep them looking great, follow all instructions closely.

Denture care involves:

  • Removing your dentures at night to sleep
  • Removing and rinsing your dentures after eating
  • Brushing your dentures once a day
  • Using a soft toothbrush to clean your dentures
  • Using a non-abrasive toothpaste to clean your dentures
  • Soaking your dentures overnight
  • Coming in for your professional cleanings and exams as instructed by Dr. Stein 

Dr. Stein can answer any question about your dentures and the care they require. If your dentures break or don’t fit correctly, don’t hesitate to schedule a visit with Dr. Stein for an adjustment or replacement. 

To schedule a consultation for full or partial dentures, call Stein Dental Care or book online today.

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