Complete Health Dental Care

Carl S Piontkowski , DDS

General Dentist located in Clinton Township, MI

Do you avoid smiling because you have missing teeth? If you want to replace missing teeth and restore confidence in your smile, Carl Piontkowski, DDS, at Complete Health Dental Care in Clinton Township, Michigan, offers a variety of dentures. Learn more about the available denture options by calling the practice or using the online form to schedule an appointment.

Dentures Q & A

What are dentures?

Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. Complete Health Dental Care offers several types of dentures:

Traditional dentures

Traditional dentures are removable, making them easier to keep clean. Your gums and underlying bone structure support traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are a lower cost option used to replace missing teeth.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures are supported by four or more dental implants securely positioned in your jawbone. The implants help preserve the integrity of the bone while also providing functional replacement teeth. Your dentures are permanently fixed in your mouth, removed only by your dentist for cleaning and exams.

AvaDent® digital dentures

AvaDent digital dentures use digital technology to create comfortably fitting dentures fast. AvaDent dentures can be delivered in as few as two appointments with the average turnaround time of six days from fit to delivery.

Do dentures feel like natural teeth?

After adjusting to new dentures they feel like natural teeth. Most people with dentures become comfortable wearing them in a few days to a couple of weeks. You can speed up the adjustment process by wearing your dentures while reading out loud to practice speaking with them.

How do I care for my dentures?

For removable dentures, take them out twice a day to brush them with denture toothpaste. Store your dentures in a solution of mouthwash or dental cleaning tablets and water to keep them fresh when you’re not wearing them. You should also brush your gums gently to keep them healthy as well.

If you experience any rubbing or soreness from your dentures, schedule an appointment with Complete Health Dental Care for an examination. Dentures sometimes slip or move against the gums, causing sore spots. If using dental adhesive doesn’t resolve the problem, schedule an appointment to get your dentures adjusted to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth.

If I get dentures do I still need dental exams? 

Just because you wear prosthetic teeth doesn’t eliminate the need for dental exams. While you may not require professional teeth cleaning services after getting full dentures, Complete Health Dental Care examines your gums, adjusts your dentures as needed, and performs oral cancer screenings. 

To learn more about traditional, implant-supported, or AvaDent dentures, call or schedule an appointment with Complete Health Dental Care online.