About Removable Dentures
Dentures are a solution to missing teeth. They can be complete to replace all teeth or partial to replace only a few missing teeth. Full dentures would consist of a full set of replacement teeth. Full dentures can be a set of top teeth, a set of bottom teeth, or even a complete set replacing both arches. Dentures are the most common form of replacing a full set of missing teeth and patients can talk to board-certified dentist, Dr. Phillip Yancho, about the benefits of removable dentures and implant dentures. When done properly, dentures at Yancho Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Traverse City, MI so closely resemble real teeth that no one will know they aren’t real. They can be made to be whiter or the same color as the patient's original teeth. They can be made straighter or made to look just like the teeth they are replacing. There are many benefits to getting full or partial dentures. Not only do they improve appearance and self-confidence by restoring your smile, there are some medical perks as well:
- Replacing missing teeth improves speech, chewing, digestion, and bite
- Helps to prevent other teeth from shifting
- Maintains the shape of the patient's face
"Phillip C. Yancho, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Traverse City, is more than a name or a dental practice. It is the gold standard of service, treatment, and care. From our very first phone call to the on-going dental experience, we are always in the hands of a friendly, professional family. Dental hygiene, education, and a spectrum of dental care give us good health. Even the front and back office staff are the best.Having relocated several times, we are delighted to have found a practice that uses not only the latest technology and diagnostics, but also engages the friendliest professionals among all our medical and service providers. In Traverse City, a mecca for excellent medical services, that is high praise."- R.H. / Google / Mar 17, 2017
"Retiring to Traverse City from downstate required finding a new dentist. Dr. Yancho has been just the BEST! I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone seeking a caring, pain free dental experience. I have had my share of dental work over many years and I can honestly say my experiences here have been the best ever. My three grandchildren go here as well and never complain about going to see Dr. Yancho."- C.L. / Google / Feb 06, 2019
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with our experiences with Dr. Yancho and his staff. We joined their dentistry a couple of years ago based on a private referral. I had an abscessed tooth removed and needed an implant. Dr. Yancho preformed the implant with literally no pain or even discomfort! Bonus - His cost was over $800 less than the estimate from our previous dentist. Also, a had a history of boarder line periodontal disease which made for very painful/bloody cleanings every 6 months. Dr. Yancho recommended a comprehensive treatment plan which I agreed to. I have had 2 cleanings since the treatment completion with no pain or bleeding! My gums are noticeably healthier. (Footnote - I had never even been approached about addressing this with previous dentists other than I needed to brush and floss better). Also, I can't say enough good things about Angie, the dental hygienist that helped me through everything. She has been extremely helpful, making sure I understood all of the details, explaining my responsibilities, all to ensure a positive outcome. It is such a pleasure to have finally found a dentistry that truly cares about our total welfare!"- D.M. / Google / Sep 25, 2021
"Yancho Dentistry is a fantastic dental practice. The staff are courteous and inviting. Dental hygienists are not only professional but demonstrate superior compassion in ensuring that the patient is at ease throughout the procedure. Dr. Yancho is both down-to-earth and extremely passionate about the patient experience. Procedures are explained fully, questions are answered, and patient comfort is top of mind. My family and I live in Kalamazoo and choose Yancho Dentistry in Traverse City for our Dental Health. I’m grateful that Dr. Yancho and his staff are a part my overall health team!"- J.K. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"Had a crown put on and it was genuinely the best dental experience I've ever had. Everyone in the office is so nice, and Dr. Yancho is just fantastic. I highly recommend him!"- A.A. / Google / Jun 22, 2021
What to Expect
Removable dentures are usually completed in 2 – 5 appointments with the dentist. Once the mouth is prepared for the dentures, the dentist will take molds of the patient’s mouth to send to the dental laboratory. While the custom dentures are being made, the patient will be given a set of temporary dentures to wear. Once the dentures are returned to the dentist, the patient will return to have their new dentures fitted and learn about proper denture care. The patient may need to return in 2 – 4 weeks so the dentist can re-check the fit of the dentures and the patient’s bite.
Removable dentures will need to be cleaned frequently, following the care instructions provided by the dentist. With proper care, removable dentures usually last 2 – 10 years. Patients should continue to schedule annual dental exams so the dentist can check the gums, any remaining teeth, and the condition of the dentures.
Plan Your Procedure
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Comfortable and Functional
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, consider removable dentures to restore your smile and the function of your teeth. With removable dentures, you can smile and eat with confidence.