Dentures in Myrtle Beach, SC
A denture is a removable appliance that is a replacement for missing teeth. They consist of an acrylic base that mimics the natural color of gums and artificial teeth that can be any shade you desire. At the dental office of Michael J. Maser, DMD, MAGD, we recommend dentures to enhance our patients’ smiles for better chewing functionality, improved speech, and aesthetics.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial dentures. We offer complete dentures, which is a full upper and/or lower removable appliance. We also offer partial dentures for patients who are missing several teeth versus all teeth. Partials are made using clasps that attach to the remaining teeth to provide improved stability.
Your Denture Experience
The process of getting dentures requires several appointments at our Myrtle Beach dental office, usually over a period of several weeks. The first appointment starts with impressions of both the upper and lower arches. From then, you will come in for several appointments to verify proper fit, shape, and tooth shade before the final denture is set and you leave with your new appliance.
When you choose Dr. Maser for your denture, you will never need to go without teeth at any point of the process. We understand that teeth are vital for chewing functionality, aesthetics, and confidence, so no matter how long the process may take, we will ensure your smile stays perfect the whole way through.
To avoid damaging or loosening your dentures, we recommend that you stay away from tough cuts of meat, hard and sticky foods, small nuts or seeds, and popcorn.
You should care for dentures as you would natural teeth. We recommend brushing and rinsing your denture daily or soaking it in a denture cleaning solution overnight. Don’t forget to brush your gums and tongue as a part of your denture hygiene routine. Additionally, regular dental visits to Dr. Maser’s Myrtle Beach dental office will aid in the life of your new dentures.