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
"I have a Maryland bridge, something I have been stuck with since I was a teenager because I was born without my lateral incisors. I had a great dentist in PA, but over the years in Petoskey, MI - I failed to find one that I felt comfortable with and/or had confidence in while working on my bridge. I did some research and stumbled upon Dr. Yancho and his crew. My first appointment last spring was amazing. Everyone was so kind. I could NOT be more happy, so much so, that I ended up sticking with Dr. Yancho and his team for my cleanings. Even though I do not have a lot of money as I struggle to get through my final years in school, they treat me like I am equally as important. Allie took the time to figure out payment options for some cavity work, and never made me feel bad for it. I felt my bridge faltering last week, so I e-mailed the office that night and received an immediate response from Dr. Yancho and a call from Denise first thing the next morning. She got me in less than a week later. Then, as I was brushing my teeth last night, the whole thing fell out. I called Denise and without any question, got me in today. I had some bad experiences with my bridge work - today...my anxiety was completely quashed. Dr. Yancho did a fantastic job! He explains everything he is doing, why he is doing it and even stopped to make sure what he was doing was the best option for me. Plus, he makes sure at every step I was not uncomfortable. From Denise, to Allie, Rachel, Erin, and Melanie - I cannot be more thankful for making me feel so comfortable. The 90 minute drive to see all of you is absolutely worth it. It is rare to find so many fantastic team players in one place."- C.B. / Google / Dec 05, 2019
"I have had dental issues my entire life. Dr. Yancho is by far the best dentist I have ever encountered. His practice is guided by what he feels is best for the patient, not predicated by insurance dictates or any third party interests. I was there yesterday and he rebuilt a badly damaged tooth. It looks perfect - I cannot believe how beautiful it looks and how good it feels. I'm 71 and only wish I had encountered him earlier in my life. An absolutely amazing exceptional dentist. I recommend him unreservedly."- S.Q. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"Dr Yancho and his staff are the best ! He helped me with an emergent situation when I had a 'hot' tooth and came in his office to fix it himself!! Dr Yancho is a warm, welcoming person who is very knowledgeable, adept in his field and promotes education for dental students and his patients. He has helped veterans like me tremendously over the years. Much gratitude for him! Best dental practice in Northern MI. !!! I highly recommend him!! He absolutely is the BEST!!!"- N.J. / Facebook / Jun 12, 2019
"Dr. Yancho and his staff are caring and knowledgeable. I have a fear of needles when it comes to my mouth. Dr. Yancho has developed an amazing painless injection technique.Even if I move away from Traverse City, I will continue to return to him for my dental."- P.G. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
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.