Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

What Are Dentures? Are They Right for Me?

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Tooth loss doesn’t have to rob you of your self-confidence and ability to eat the foods you love. Custom affordable quality dentures made from plastic or acrylic are designed to replace some or all of your missing teeth and the lost gum tissues around them. Natural-looking complete permanent dentures serve as replacements for all your upper or lower teeth. Partial dentures are created when you still have natural teeth intact and are just missing a few. Conventional dentures are worn several weeks after any required tooth extractions are performed and gums have healed. Immediate dentures can be worn on the same day as the extractions.

Do I Need Dentures? People of all ages can suffer partial or extensive tooth loss, so dentures aren’t just for older people. Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining bone structure and preserving remaining teeth as well as speaking and chewing properly. The emotional and social impact of tooth loss can be devastating, but your dentist can help you deal with anxiety, and determine the best dentures to restore your smile.

How Long Does it Take for the Denture Process? It generally takes five appointments (about a month) to complete the process. After an initial evaluation, a wax bite and impression are created to match the dimensions in your mouth. The final denture is placed after it is tested and adjusted for shape, fit, and color. It may take several weeks to get accustomed to wearing dentures. Your dentist can give you tips to help ease the transition.

What Do I Need to Do to Take Care of My Dentures?

1. Remove and brush your dentures daily.

2. When not wearing your dentures, soak them in denture cleanser or water.

3. Never use hot or boiling water to sterilize your dentures.

4. Use denture adhesives as directed to improve stability.

5. Remove your dentures at night.

What Are the Alternatives to Dentures? Affordable quality dentures are an option for virtually anyone, but if you prefer an alternative, ask your dentist about implants; these are titanium devices that hold a single artificial tooth in place, or serve as anchors for permanent implant dentures or bridges.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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Patient Reviews
The staff is wonderful and it did not take long at all this is my new dentist never again will I be afraid of the dentist
Ericka S.
No pain all was good!
Steven G.
Everyone in the office has a pleasant attitude, they make you feel welcome and comfortable. The staff answer all question and the experience is just awesome.
Janet H.
I had a great experience with Gentle Dental! Dr. Hanan was very informational, Dr. Tracy took very good care of me even when I kept closing my mouth (not on purpose). I had many laughs with Tiffany […]
Asia C.
Dr. Zang, Amber, and Tonya did a wonderful job of making sure I was comfortable and understood what was going on. They were upfront with what treatment they recommended, and how much it would cost me […]
Dennis R.
Wonderful dentist, staff and receiptionist.
Lawrence B.
Jakiya was wonderful, gentle and patient. Job well done.
Nichelle H.
My assistant Jakiya was a great help in assisting me with my dental needs. I was highly satisfied with her expertise. Great environment!
Carlos R.
Tonya is an amazing Dental Hygienist. Never before has anyone called to check on my dental comfort after a deep cleaning. She is sweet, gentle and superb. I definitely recommend her and Gentle Dental […]
Kia L.
This dental office is awesome.. I would recommend them to all of my family and friends.
Deressa B.
Best dental experience ever
Dante P.
Wonderful service. On my first visit, they conducted a very thorough examination and advised me of all my options. Made me feel as if I found my Dentist after having just relocated to Detroit.
Purvis B.
The staff very courteous and respectful
Muhammad A.
My dental assistant Jakiya was very professional and quick. My overall service was great.
Zo H.
I went to the Jefferson office with an emergency that my current dentist could not squeeze me in to handle. The hours were convenient and I was able to get in the same day. Everyone was very nice and […]
Linda K.
Your staff was great and they explain things to me where I could understand them
Dwayne P.
Jakiya is a wonderful assistant.
Chris B.
The dental assistant, Hygienist, and Dentist were are very gentle and kind in their work, and explained everything thoroughly to my 7-year-old daughter before and during the procedure. I felt very […]
Attiyah R.
Always very nice people up front and back. Professional and comfortable work done on teeth.
Brandon L.
I love this place!
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  • Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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