Dentures in Billings, MT
Keep Your Smile Looking Natural
When you’re missing all your teeth (edentulism), your lifestyle drastically alters, affecting your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. You may find yourself avoiding other people and changing your diet to accommodate missing teeth. However, a majority of those who are missing all their teeth choose to replace them with traditional removable dentures. Dentures are full-arch prostheses that restore function and aesthetics to your smile quickly and affordably. At Thomas Smile Designs, we can create customized dentures to fit your mouth and match your smile.
Your Denture Options
When you choose dentures, Dr. Joseph Thomas has the unique experience to create natural and beautiful teeth that match your smile. When creating dentures, we look at more than just creating “perfect” teeth—we look at how your smile will frame the teeth, what a natural-looking shade of white will be, and the overall shape of the teeth. Being the only accredited cosmetic dentist in all of Montana, Dr. Thomas is your best choice for beautiful new dentures. We offer different forms of dentures to fit your unique needs.
Traditional dentures are a removable prosthesis that restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Dentures are a common replacement for natural teeth and a good option to use before deciding on long-term dental implants.
For those with failing teeth, same-day dentures allow Dr. Thomas to extract your remaining teeth and fit you with a denture prosthesis immediately afterward. After a healing period, you will be able to return for a more customized and unique denture fit to your mouth.
Overdentures (implant supported dentures)
Overdentures commonly called implant supported dentures, utilize a customized denture prosthesis that attaches to dental implants placed within your jaw bone. This option provides the most health benefits and is more permanent than removable dentures.
Our office utilizes some of the most advanced technologies when planning your denture restoration. Combining our cone beam CT scanner with an intraoral camera, we can capture highly detailed images of your oral structure. This allows us to design a unique denture that fits your jaw comfortably and appears natural within your mouth. We work with a trusted team of periodontists and oral surgeons who can place your dental implants before we restore them with your lifelike overdenture.
How to Tell If Your Dentures Fit Properly
A denture prosthetic needs to fit correctly for you to enjoy its benefits. A properly-fitting complete upper (top teeth) denture should stay in the mouth with suction and not rely on denture adhesives.
A lower (bottom teeth) denture is more challenging since there’s more movement in the lower jaw. We can use dental implants to anchor or hold the denture to the jaw. A poorly fitting denture feels loose and can cause sores on the gums. Over time the gum tissues and the jaw bone shrink because of the loose-fitting dentures.
When the frequency and amount of dental adhesives being used increases, it may mean that you need a new denture or denture reline. Denture adhesives can also cause allergic reactions and health issues for some patients.
Denture Care and Maintenance
Once you’ve received your dentures, follow these steps to maintain their fit and appearance to get the most out of your restoration.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get Your Smile Back with Dentures from Thomas Smile Designs
Don't let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying your favorite foods and smiling with confidence. At Thomas Smile Designs in Billings, MT, we offer a wide range of denture options to suit your needs and budget. From traditional full and partial dentures to implant-supported dentures, our experienced team will work with you to find the perfect solution for your smile. Call us today at (406) 298-4485 to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier you!
1501 14th St W #215,
Billings, MT 59102
New Patient (406) 298-4485
Current Patient (406) 256-5165
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