Dentures Dentist Holland, MI

Do you ever feel self-conscious about missing teeth? Do you ever cover your mouth when you laugh or smile with your lips closed? If so, it’s time to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Holland, MI. Dr. Habecker may recommend dentures if you’ve lost one or more teeth.

A denture is an oral appliance that replaces the look and function of natural teeth. Dentures also tend to be more affordable than other tooth replacement options, such as dental implants. But it’s important to remember that each patient’s financial circumstances are different based on their budget and insurance coverage.

Here’s what else you need to know.

Types of Dentures

Dr. Habecker offers both full and partial dentures, depending on the extent of tooth loss. A partial denture replaces one or a few teeth. But a full denture replaces all the teeth in the upper and/or lower arch.

You can wear an immediate denture immediately after tooth extraction. Under these circumstances, the denture acts like a bandage while the gums heal. But you’ll need to schedule follow-up visits with our office for adjustments. This is because the gums contract as they heal, which will affect the fit of your denture.

If you choose a conventional denture, you’ll need to wait a few weeks for your gums to heal. Then, you’ll be able to start wearing your new oral appliance.

At-Home Care

Care for your denture the same way you would natural teeth by brushing it twice a day. This will help you prevent plaque buildup and bad breath. Be sure to also brush your gums to keep them in good shape.

At night, you’ll need to remove your denture so your gums have a chance to rest. Submerge your denture in a glass of water or denture cleaner when you’re not wearing them. Otherwise, the appliance will dry out, crack, and warp.

How to Care for Your Oral Health

It’s still important that you continue seeing your dentist for preventive care. Even if you don’t have any natural teeth left, you’ll need to take good care of your gums.

Patients with missing teeth will also lose jawbone density over time. As such, it’s important that we closely monitor your oral health.

During your routine visits, Dr. Habecker will examine your denture for any signs of wear and tear. That way, he’ll be able to recommend replacement as needed.

Request an Appointment With Dr. Habecker

Dr. Brenton Habecker is a family dentist in Holland, MI, who’s accepting new patients. As such, he’d be more than happy to help you explore your tooth replacement options.

To request an appointment, please call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team