Cook Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Dentures, Partial Dentures, Complete Dentures
Missing teeth or dentures that don’t fit properly can certainly create lots of problems. If you have missing teeth, you know that chewing and speaking properly can be a challenge. Maybe you’re living with older dentures that are uncomfortable because they simply do not fit properly.
If you picture dentures and think of flat, white rows of obvious, fake-looking teeth, you’re not alone. But we’re happy to tell you that at our Birmingham dental office, we use only the highest quality, updated dental materials to create dentures that look natural and even enhance your appearance.
High Quality, Natural-Looking Results
Older dentures were made with the best materials available at the time. Dentures were largely thought of as a necessary dental appliance that was strictly functional. This didn’t allow much room for creating customized dentures that actually looked like natural teeth.
By comparison, modern dentures are custom-crafted using updated materials with an eye toward aesthetics as well as comfort. The goal is to create a set of dentures that have all the natural variations that appear with teeth.
Working with specifications provided by Dr. Cook, trained technicians create each replacement tooth separately and then position them individually in a comfortable acrylic base. You are an important part of the process and have the final word on the desired appearance of your new dentures.
Types of Dentures
There are basically two types of dentures:
Complete dentures are used when both upper and lower teeth are missing
Partial dentures fill the space left by several missing teeth
The most common problem experienced by denture wearers is irritation caused by dentures that constantly slip and shift. If this is a concern, Dr. Cook can talk to you about the option of retaining your dentures with mini dental implants. Dentures retained with implants snap in place to create a completely secure fit that eliminates any discomfort.
Compassionate, Supportive Care
We are aware that getting dentures for the first time is a big step and may even feel slightly overwhelming. Dr. Cook and our team completely understand your apprehension. But you can feel comfortable knowing that we are here to answer your questions and guide you carefully through each step of the process with sensitivity for your concerns.
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