Are you considering dentures? Prairie Lakes Dental Care is the established provider of dentures in Noblesville.

Dentures are a safe, comfortable, and convenient option for replacing missing teeth and improving your smile. They can also be more affordable than other restorative dental services.

At Prairie Lakes Dental Care, our expert dentists can walk you through the denture/tooth replacement process to ensure you make the best choice for your lifestyle

The advantages of dentures:

  • Dentures are replacements for teeth lost to gum disease, decay, or injury.
  • They are custom-made from impressions taken of your mouth, so they fit comfortably and look natural.
  • Dentures can be taken out and put back into your mouth. Your dentist will work with you to ensure your dentures look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

Types of dentures

Traditional dentures are an economical way to replace missing teeth. After your teeth are removed and your gums have healed, usually about 8-12 weeks, traditional dentures are placed in your mouth.

Immediate full dentures, also known as temporary dentures, are inserted immediately after teeth have been removed. While they give you the benefit of not being without teeth, they must be periodically adjusted.

Premium dentures most closely resemble natural teeth. Living with dentures may take some getting used to, but in short time, eating and speaking will feel normal again.

At Prairie Lakes Dental Care, we’ve got the experience and skill to help you find the right tooth replacement solution for your lifestyle in Noblesville. We’ve served patients across the area—call us today at 317-774-1600 so we can help you too!

Immediate vs Complete Dentures

Conventional dentures are made for a patient’s mouth cavity once the teeth have been removed. A dentist first removes the patient’s teeth and then lets the patient’s gums heal after the operation. Once the gums have healed, the dentist will cast a mold over the patient’s oral cavity. This molding helps shape the dentures. After the molding is set, the dentures are created to the mold and then fit into the patient’s mouth. Immediate dentures are placed in your mouth immediately following the extraction of your teeth, during the same visit as your teeth removal, so they serve as a bandage to control bleeding and protect gum tissue. Because more time is spent preparing them, immediate dentures cost more than conventional dentures.

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Partial Dentures

A partial denture is a removable, yet natural-looking dental appliance that helps restore the form and function of your jaw by replacing one or more missing teeth. When you are missing one or more teeth, the bite pressures shift in your mouth. Other teeth may begin to move to compensate for the “gap” in your bite, and you may experience shrinking of both the soft tissues and the supporting bone near your missing teeth. This can alter your physical appearance and lead to subsequent problems with your other teeth. A partial denture keeps the underlying structures of your mouth – your gums, jawbone, facial muscles, etc. – active and engaged. It helps prevent further shifting of the other teeth in your mouth while giving you the confidence of having a beautiful, complete smile.

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