Dentures

Dentures Dentist Holland, MI Dentures are removable oral appliances that mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth.
After significant tooth loss, our Holland family dentist at Macatawa Smiles may recommend dentures so you can continue to eat and speak normally. Many of our patients who have experienced tooth loss report improved self esteem after getting dentures.

Full vs. Partial Dentures

Full dentures replace all the teeth in your smile while partial dentures replace only a few teeth. If the majority of the teeth left in your mouth are affected by tooth decay or other oral health issues, you might be better off asking our dentist about full dentures.

Immediate vs. Conventional Dentures

Like the name suggests, immediate dentures can be worn immediately after your teeth are extracted. If you think you would feel self-conscious about missing teeth, you may want to ask our dentist about immediate dentures. Keep in mind that as your gums heal after teeth extraction, you’ll need to visit our dentist to have your dentures adjusted to maintain a comfortable fit.

If you choose conventional dentures, you’ll need to wait several weeks for your gums to heal before you can start wearing your false teeth. The benefit of wearing conventional dentures is that you don’t have to have your dentures adjusted once your gums heal. However, you will be without teeth while recovering from tooth extraction.

How to Care for Dentures

Your dentures will crack and warp if you let them dry out, which is why it’s important to always submerge your dentures in a glass of water or denture cleaning solution when you aren’t wearing them. You’ll also need to care for your dentures the same way you would natural teeth by brushing them twice a day. Brushing your dentures will prevent plaque and odor-causing bacteria from building up.

Learn More

Our Holland, MI, restorative dentist is dedicated to helping patients restore their smiles after tooth loss. If you are interested in learning more about complete and partial dentures, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM DR. HABECKER AND HIS TEAM

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