For a Beautiful Smile in Auburn, IN
Today’s dentures are attractive and easy-to-wear. They’re created using advanced materials, so they’re really strong. Dentures are custom-made to blend in perfectly with your smile. They look so natural that your friends probably won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Dr. Heffelfinger has natural-looking dentures to replace any number of missing teeth. There are several reasons why they’re a great way to restore your smile:
- Improved self-confidence
- Make eating and speaking easier
- Support facial muscles
- Can restore one or more missing teeth, or even a whole arch
- They look like your natural teeth
- They’re covered by most dental plans
- It only takes about three to six weeks
- Removable for easy cleaning
Full & Partial Dentures
Full dentures restore a whole arch of missing teeth. Dr. Heffelfinger uses our advanced imaging technology so they’ll fit just right. Upper arch dentures have a base that covers the whole palate, creating a comfortable fit. Lower arch dentures are held in place using natural suction.
If you want your dentures to have an exceptionally strong attachment to your smile, we can achieve this using dental implants. Implant-supported dentures provide outstanding comfort and stability.
Partial dentures — often referred to as “partials” — eliminate the gaps caused by one or more missing teeth. They’re held in place using metal clasps that attach to your natural teeth.
Are Dentures Right for You?
If you want to eliminate the gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth, then you’re a good candidate for dentures. They’ll give you a beautiful new smile that you’ll be happy to share with friends. Dentures will also make eating fun again and dramatically improve your self-confidence.
Maintaining and Repairing
You care for your dentures by brushing them daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and soaking them overnight in a special cleaning solution. If your dentures become broken or they don’t fit properly, don’t try to fix them yourself. Dr. Heffelfinger will be happy to help you, even if you didn’t get your dentures at Smiles for Life.
Zircobite Dentures Are Strong, Attractive, and Long-lasting
Dr. Heffelfinger has teamed up with Stoller Dental Lab to create Zircobite®, a new type of dentures made from zirconium, an extremely durable form of ceramics. Dentures are typically made using a combination of acrylic and porcelain with a metal base. Zirconium offers unique benefits because it’s stronger than porcelain, highly biocompatible, and very attractive.
Frequently Asked Questions:
My current pair of dentures are loose or ill-fitting, what are my options?
If you’re experiencing issues with your dentures, call our office right away at (260) 925-4290. Even if you originally got your dentures from another dentist, we’ll gladly fit you in for an appointment so Dr. Heffelfinger can take care of your problem.
My dentures broke–how do I fix them?
If you try to fix your dentures on your own, you could make the problem worse or even damage your oral health. Just give us a call at (260) 925-4290 and we’ll schedule you an appointment as soon as possible. Dr. Heffelfinger will fix your dentures or provide you with new ones to protect your smile.
Does my dental insurance cover dentures?
Most forms of dental insurance provide coverage for dentures. You can contact your insurance provider to learn more. If you still have questions, someone from our office will be happy to go over your benefits and payment options with you.
What are dentures made of?
Dentures are typically made from a combination of acrylic, metal, and porcelain. But Dr. Heffelfinger features Zircobite® dentures, which are made entirely from zirconium. This is a highly durable material that’s perfect for dental restorations.
How do I clean my dentures? How do I remove staining?
You’ll want to brush your dentures at least once a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also essential to soak them every night to keep them clean and prevent them from drying out. There are special cleansers you can use for this. If your dentures become stained, Dr. Heffelfinger can whiten them for you.
How can dental implants improve my experience with dentures?
Dr. Heffelfinger can use dental implants to secure your dentures. Implant-supported dentures enhance your experience by providing additional comfort and chewing power.
Beautiful Smiles in Auburn, IN
Dr. Heffelfinger is recognized as a Fellow by the Academy of General Dentistry. If you’re interested in restorative dental care, he’ll help you find the right solution to give you a healthy and beautiful new smile. Call (260) 925-4290 to learn more about our services. We can’t wait to meet you and help you smile with confidence.