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DENTURE TREATMENTS IN HONOLULU

When you lose your teeth, you experience so many additional problems, including difficulty eating your favorite foods, speaking properly, and of course, your confident smile. With missing teeth, many people find it uncomfortable to socialize or even open your mouth while talking. Fortunately, with modern dentistry, Dr. Sugiki is an expert at restoring functionality and appearance.

A denture can reset your smile

If you are missing most of your teeth or all of your teeth, you will need a partial or full denture to restore your teeth to eat and speak properly. A partial or full denture will work by fitting over the bone ridge and help deliver the fabricated teeth and gingiva to your mouth. Properly fitted dentures are very stable and provide you the comfort and self-esteem you will want when working and socializing. They will look and perform just as well as your natural teeth! If you are a good candidate for an dental implant supported overdenture, this may be a wonderful solution as they are permanent and non-removable. Speak with Dr. Sugiki about the right solution for you to help improve your smile today.

Why choose Dr. Sugiki for a denture

It can be really nerve wracking when you are missing teeth and are getting replacements. Will they fit correctly? Will they look natural? Rest assured, Dr. Kevin Sugiki is well trained in cosmetic and family dentistry to guarantee your optimal dental health and appearance. Dr. Sugiki will take a custom mold of your mouth to design dentures that fit your mouth perfectly. Once they are ready to be inserted, they can be adjusted and polished to ensure your mouth stays healthy and you are leaving our office smiling. 

BENEFITS of DENTUREs:

  • Dentures will improve your quality of life if you have had any chewing or speaking problems. Dentures will help restore natural function to your mouth to go about your daily life much more comfortably.
  • A denture is a cost effective way to help replace some or all missing teeth. Alternatives like dental implants are a possibility, but many patients choose to move forward with dentures, which are a more affordable and quicker solution to missing teeth.
  • Dentures can last up to 10 years if they are cared for and maintained. It is important to keep your dentures clean to maintain their appearance and for your overall dental health.

Denture Treatments FAQ

Are there challenges to a denture?

Sometimes your existing natural teeth are not strong enough to hold a partial denture clasp and need more stability. In this case, Dr. Sugiki may recommend crowns to better stabilize the anchoring tooth. In other patients, the bony ridge is too thin or short and is unable to retain a full denture. This condition would require a bone augmentation to help with retention or an implant supported denture.

What is denture adhesive?

Adhesives such as a paste or powder are used to help dentures remain in place. They help fill in the gaps between the gums and bones and the loose denture. Denture adhesive prevents dentures from slipping out when eating or speaking and provides peace of mind they won’t shift.

How do I maintain my dentures?

It is important to clean removable dentures daily, just as you would natural teeth. To clean dentures, you can purchase denture brushes and cleaners from most supermarkets and convenience stores. You should brush the denture gently each day to remove any food and plaque. Avoid brushing with rough bristles or with toothpaste, as it can damage the denture. If you take excellent care of your dentures, they can last up to 10 years or more.

What is the cost of a denture?

A denture is a great option to immediately replace missing teeth. Your costs will vary based on your dental insurance and type of denture needed. 

GET THE CARE YOUR SMILE DESERVES