Dentures are removable replacement teeth for your natural teeth. Available as complete or partial dentures, they are custom made to fit your mouth and gums, allowing you to talk, eat, and live a normal life. Modern dentures are comfortable, long-lasting, and look natural.
At Larrimore Family Dentistry, we provide comprehensive denture services, including creating custom dentures, denture repairs, and replacement dentures. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
New Dentures (Full & Partial)
We specialize in full dentures and removable partial dentures (RPD). Dentures are made by measuring your jaw and gums, usually with x-rays and impressions. We will then create a plastic pattern of the dentures for you to try and get comfortable with. Once the shape and size is finalized, we will cast your dentures and make any final adjustments in your mouth.
Denture Repair and Replacement
Like your natural teeth, dentures can get damaged or break. In addition, you may need denture repairs or realignment, especially if you notice loose-fitting dentures or rubbing on your gums.
We offer common denture repair services, including denture relines, fixing a loose tooth, and adjustments to compensate for sore spots on your gums.
Over time, as your mouth changes and your bones and gums shrink, your dentures will need to be replaced. Depending on your oral health and behavior, dentures need to be replaced every 10-15 years. We offer denture replacements, providing you with a new set of partial or full dentures that will last you for years to come.
Tips for Caring for Dentures
Properly caring for your dentures will allow them to last longer. Here are some basic tips for caring for and cleaning your dentures:
- Rinse and brush your dentures after every meal. You can use soap and water, toothpaste, or specially-designed denture paste.
- Use cold water to rinse your dentures, as hot water could warp them.
- Remove your dentures overnight to give your gums a chance to breath. Soak the dentures in a denture cleaning solution. Rinse your dentures off before placing them back in your mouth.
- Continue cleaning your gums and any remaining natural teeth, using a different toothbrush.
- Have your dentures regularly cleaned by a dentist. At this appointment, we can also check alignment and fit and make any adjustments or repairs that are needed.
Schedule a Denture Consultation
Are you wondering if dentures are the good option for you? Schedule an initial consultation by calling us at 717-733-7971 or completing the form on this page.