What are dentures?

Dentures are custom-made prosthetic teeth that replace your missing teeth by fitting over your gums or implants if you have them. There are two common types of dentures, which are full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures replace the entirety of either one or both arches of teeth. We also offer implant-supported dentures to provide you with a stable, secure restoration. Partial dentures are a good option if you have some healthy natural teeth remaining. At Renaissance Dental Enhancement Center, we offer flexible partial dentures that can adapt to the movements and flexibility of your mouth. Dr. Derek M. Stephens will help determine the type of dentures that are correct for you.

Do I need dentures?

If you are missing several or all of your teeth, our knowledgeable dentist may recommend dentures to restore your smile. Dentures can aid you in many daily activities such as eating and speaking. Our dentures are also made to look natural and realistic, and dentures can help restore the beauty of your smile by giving you a full set of teeth again.

Are dentures difficult to wear?

At first, your new dentures might be uncomfortable or feel awkward. This awkwardness may last anywhere from a week to a few months. It may take some practice before eating and speaking feel natural again, but your muscles should adjust to holding the dentures in place. If you would like more information about dentures in Merrillville, Indiana, please feel free to contact our office so a member of our friendly dental team may assist you.