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
"Our family have been patients of Dr. Yancho for about 30 years. We started going to him because we wanted to find a dentist who was painless. Even when getting a shot in the mouth, Dr. Yancho is painless. He and his staff are caring and understanding. We highly recommend this dental practice!"- R.A. / Google / Oct 09, 2020
"Phil and his staff are great. Service is friendly and prompt, no waiting here but they make you feel very comfortable and they know your name. For my first visit doc did a thorough exam of my mouth and made observations and recommendations but was never trying to sell me anything, only made me understand better the value of dental work. I got a cleaning, then a filling, then a fluoride treatment over the course of a couple months. The filling procedure was pain free and he told me every move he was making during the procedure which is not only interesting but it put my mind at ease. His Hygienists are very competent and professional...but also friendly! I strongly recommend Phil and his practice for your dental needs."- C.W. / Yelp / Mar 11, 2020
"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 / Jan 03, 2020
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.