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We love patients who ask questions because it shows a certain commitment to doing everything possible to maintain a healthy smile.
At Atlantis Dental Care, we believe that you have every right to ask questions and expect answers that help you make informed choices about dental treatments. That is why we encourage you to talk to us about any area of dental care that concerns you.
We've shared a few of the questions that we hear most frequently. But oral health is a very personal thing, and you probably have your own questions that aren't listed here.
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Please don't ever hesitate to contact our Boise dental office for more information – the only silly question is the one that goes unasked!
Full and Partial Dentures
In modern dentistry, there’s often more than one way to approach a problem, and replacing missing teeth is a great example. While up-to-date teeth replacement options have made the need for dentures less common, they are still an excellent choice in some cases.
When dentures work best
Tooth loss and damage may be so extensive that dentures would be the healthiest option for restoring your smile. Also, today’s dentures that Dr. Cantwell designs at our Boise, ID dental office are a far cry from those your grandparents wore. We have access to materials that look more natural and are more durable than ever before. At Atlantis Dental Care, we can customize your dentures down to the last detail, such as the size, shape, and even positioning of artificial teeth. The result is a set of comfortable dentures that look as close to natural teeth as possible.
Not only do dentures look more natural, but we can also use them with dental implants, so they feel like your own teeth. If you’re getting full dentures, Dr. Cantwell can place four dental implants at points along your jaw to secure them and hold them firmly in place. Combining full or partial dentures with dental implants provides the best of both worlds in terms of appearance, comfort, fit, and function.
Learn more about dentures
Would you like to learn more about implant-supported dentures at our Boise, ID dental office? Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cantwell.
Periodic dental checkups are still needed even if you don’t have teeth. It is vital that we check your dentures at our Boise dental office periodically and reline it to ensure a precise, comfortable fit. This process reduces the amount of jaw bone that is lost.
How often do I need to get my dentures checked?
For many patients with full dentures, dental exams every four to six months is a good idea. However, in some cases, you may only need to visit Atlantis Dental Care once a year for annual checkups. These visits also allow Dr. Cantwell to check the general condition of your dentures for wear and comfortable fit and to make sure that there are no cracks or damage.
You will also get a fresh start for the next year because we professionally clean your dentures. If you have dental implants supporting your denture, the attachments are sometimes unscrewed and cleaned and checked for wear and tear. For your safety and well-being, Dr. Cantwell will also perform an oral cancer screening at these appointments.
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A little bit of prevention with your dentures can prolong their usefulness and keep several mouth conditions like fungus and jaw bone loss from plaguing the average denture wearer. Please contact our Boise dental office to arrange your next appointment.