Replace Missing Teeth

Dentures In sunbury

If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth in Sunbury, Dr. Katelyn Miller is here to help. With a set of custom-fitted partial or full dentures from Shine Dental, you can quickly restore your smile. With your new teeth, you’ll be able to speak clearly, smile brightly, and continue eating your favorite foods. Contact us now for a consultation and get started.

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Restore One Or More Teeth

Partial Dentures

If you are missing one or more teeth and are not interested in alternatives like a dental bridge or dental implants, partial dentures may be a good option for you. These dentures use several false teeth that attach to a metal and wire framework which is attached to your remaining healthy teeth. This holds the false teeth in place, filling up the gaps in your smile.

With partial dentures, you can quickly restore your smile after tooth loss, avoid complications like teeth shifting after losing a tooth, and feel confident about your appearance once again.

Restore A full Arch of Teeth

Full dentures

Full dentures are used to replace the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches of your teeth. They are only recommended if you have already lost or are expected to lose all of your teeth due to chronic gum disease, advanced tooth decay, or a major oral injury.

This is because full dentures require the extraction of any remaining healthy teeth. Your dentures must fit in place perfectly over your gums, and any teeth you still have will only get in the way, so they must be pulled to ensure your dentures fit properly.

For that reason, partial dentures may be a better choice if you still have quite a few healthy teeth, or you may consider dental bridges or dental implants. However, if you have lost most of your teeth already, full dentures are likely a good option for you.

what to expect

the denture fitting process

 The process for fitting both full and partial dentures is very similar. If you are having full dentures, your teeth will be extracted during a previous appointment, and you’ll get a temporary set of dentures to wear while your mouth heals.

Then, you’ll come into Shine Dental to have your dentures fitted. Dr. Katelyn Miller will take dental impressions and bite molds of your mouth to measure your gums and/or remaining teeth. She will record some additional information about your bite and how your teeth fit together.

After this, all of this information will be sent to a dental lab, where a set of test dentures will be made of wax and sent back to Shine Dental. When your test dentures arrive, you’ll come back for an appointment at Shine Dental, and Dr. Miller will test the fit of the dentures.

This process may be repeated several times as the fit of your dentures is perfected, so it could take up to 4-5 appointments over a period of 4-6 weeks at our office.

Once the fit is perfect, Dr. Miller will order your permanent set of dentures, which will be built according to the specifications of your final pair of test dentures. Then, once they arrive at our office, she will give you your new set of teeth, along with a set of instructions on how to wear them and care for them properly.

Are you ready for a perfect fit?