Battle Creek Dentist

Dentures

Dentures are popular dental prosthetics designed to replace one, many, or all of a patient’s teeth. Made from a variety of materials, such as acrylic resin, metal alloys, or a combination of both, at Brite Dental Partners in Battle Creek, we provide custom-made full and partial dentures to meet each patient’s unique needs.

Teeth Replacement Services

Full Dentures and Partial Dentures

Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partial dentures are used to fill in the space one or more missing teeth create. If you are self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth, talk to us today about whether dentures may be a good option for restoring your confidence.

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Full and Partial Dentures

Natural-looking dentures restore beautiful smiles! 

Dr. Thayer and his team at Brite Dental help patients in Battle Creek and the surrounding areas to restore their smiles every day.

If you’ve lost individual, many, or all of your teeth, dentures are often the solution to restore your smile. Are you missing teeth? One or more? Give Brite Dental Partners a call! We always welcome new patients and will discuss your options with you and answer all your questions to determine the best treatment for your smile.

Complete dentures and partial dentures are the two most common kinds of dentures, both of which restore missing teeth to give you back the enjoyment of eating a wide range of your favorite nutritious foods and regain full confidence in talking, smiling, and even laughing out loud.

Partial Dentures – Also called “removable dentures,” partial dentures are used when a few adjacent teeth are missing or when nearby teeth aren’t able to support a bridge. The denture, made up of one or more artificial teeth, fits snugly, secured by clasps that attach to your existing teeth. After meals and at night, partial dentures are easily removed for cleaning.

Immediate Dentures – Should you require tooth extraction prior to being fitted for dentures, immediate dentures are used while your gums heal. You’re able to wear them immediately and throughout the healing process until your mouth is ready to be fitted for complete dentures.

Full Dentures – Also called “complete dentures,” you likely visualize these when you hear the word dentures. Used when all of your natural teeth are missing, the denture supports a full arch of replacement teeth. For cleaning, they’re removable as they’re secured by suction.

Benefits Of Wearing Dentures

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  1. Control over your diet – When you are missing teeth, either just one or all, it can impact what foods you’re physically able to eat. Imagine chewing nuts without molars. Try biting into a juicy apple with no front teeth. With dentures, you can eat your favorite foods.
  2. Better nutrition – When you don’t have to worry about how to chew your food, your selection of foods become broader and with that, you naturally in ingest a wider range of nutrients, vitamins, miderals, fiber, and more!
  3. Social confidence – It’s true! People with dentures gain wonderful confidence to smile naturally and laugh out loud when their moved to do so. Dentures allow you to remove that damper on your expressions!
  4. Return of facial structure – When people are missing teeth, you’ll notice a common characteristic in appearance. Dentures help fill out the cheeks, maintaining a healthful look (which of course also comes from increased confidence).
  5. Evens out the workload – Dentures support your remaining natural teeth by helping with the work of eating and speaking. When you’re missing teeth, pressure is unevenly distributed, making more work for the teeth you do have, possibly putting them at risk.

How To Care For Your Dentures

To keep them clean, free from stains, and looking just like your natural teeth, your complete or partial dentures do require thorough, regular, and proper care. Cleaning also prevents plaque buildup which can cause tartar deposits, bad breath, decay of remaining teeth, gum disease, and more.

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Denture Cleaning Routine:

  1. Remove and rinse dentures after eating. Rinse with water to remove food particles. Handle them carefully to ensure you don’t bend or damage the plastic or the clasps when cleaning.
  2. Brush your dentures with a denture brush or soft-bristle toothbrush using a denture cleaner or mild soap. Regular toothpaste is too abrasive, so avoid using it on your dentures. With a light touch, be sure to get under the clasps. Rinse with clear water.
  3. Before placing dentures back in your mouth, clean your mouth to remove plaque (that builds up on all surfaces) and massage your gums. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to clean your gums, tongue, cheeks, palate, and any teeth that you may have. Floss between your natural teeth too.
  4. Overnight, remove and gently clean your dentures as above, then soak them in warm water. When your dentures are made, we’ll talk with you about if and when to use an overnight denture cleanser. Tip: Whenever you are not wearing your dentures, always soak them in water to prevent the plastic from drying out or warping.
  5. In the morning, rinse dentures thoroughly before putting them back in your mouth, especially if using a denture-soaking solution.

        Denture repair when you need it!

        As careful as you may be with your dentures, damage may happen – broken clasps, cracks, etc. – and they will need to be repaired. Just call us at 269-841-5049.

        Dentures will also need what we call “relines.” Because your gums and bones are always changing, your dentures will need to be adjusted to ensure they always fit properly for optimal function and aesthetics. As your dentist in Battle Creek & area, we’ll help you determine the best schedule for your smile. We’ll also schedule a professional dentures exam and professional cleaning.

        And remember, even if you wear complete dentures, you always need to come for your regular six-month (minimum) exam and hygiene visit so that we can continue to monitor for signs of disease, tooth decay, oral cancer, or infection.

        Because dentures restore your smile and your confidence, we hope you’ll talk to us about your needs, because at Brite Dental Partners, we can help!

        Common questions asked about Dentures

        What are the benefits of wearing a full or partial denture?

        Dentures can help restore lost tooth structure, enhance your facial appearance, and restore chewing and speaking function to your smile. They enable patients to eat the foods they love again, to smile with confidence, and so much more!

        Is there an ideal candidate for dentures?

        Patients who are missing one or more teeth may benefit from wearing dentures. Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth while partial dentures are used to fill in the space one or more missing teeth create. If you are self-conscious about your smile due to missing teeth, talk to us today about whether dentures may be a good option for restoring your confidence.

        How should dentures be cared for?

        As with your natural teeth, dentures should be brushed at least twice a day with a non-abrasive cleaner and a toothbrush. They should also be taken out of your mouth at night and kept in a glass of water to ensure they stay hydrated and maintain their shape.

        At Brite Dental Partners, our experts are dedicated to helping you protect and prioritize your smile. If you suspect you may need or benefit from this prosthetic solution, call us today and restore your smile with full & partial dentures in Battle Creek.

        Our Dental Services

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        PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY

        A healthy smile will not only transform your visual appearance and your mindset, but it will also improve your oral and overall health. This is why preventive dentistry is as important as caring for your teeth every day with your attentive home care routine.

        Dental Cleanings and Exams

        Dental Hygiene

        Gum Disease and Periodontal Treatments

        State of the Art Dental Technology

        Oral Cancer Screening

        Interested in learning more about the preventative dentistry we provide? Click HERE!

        COSMETIC DENTISTRY

        Dr. Brad Thayer helps to improve patients’ smiles with comprehensive plans of cosmetic dentistry. From dental bonding, dental veneers, tooth-colored fillings, teeth whitening, and orthodontic options, our dental team offers high-quality cosmetic dentistry.

        Dental Bonding

        Dental Veneers

        Tooth-Colored Fillings

        Teeth Whitening 

        Braces & Invisalign

        Interested in learning more about the cosmetic dentistry we provide? Click HERE!

        RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY - REPLACING TEETH

        Our Battle Creek dentists offer a variety of options when it comes to teeth replacement. Dental implants, dental bridges, and dentures are all available at Brite Dental. Brad Thayer DDS takes extra continuing education Reconstructive Dentistry courses to provide top dental care.

        Implants

        Bridges 

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        Interested in learning more about the reconstructive dentistry we provide? Click HERE!

        General Dentistry

        Dr. Thayer and his team are able to complete dental fillings, Caps, and Crowns, Nerve Treatments (Root Canals), Oral Surgery, Extractions, and Wisdom Teeth Removal all within their office in Battle Creek. Tooth-colored fillings are offered and we're happy to tell you about the benefits of natural-looking white fillings.

        Emergency Dentistry

        Dr. Thayer does everything he can to help patients when they need it. Dental pain is serious and Brite Dental understands that dental emergencies can be worrisome. Should you need us in a dental emergency, please call or email our office ASAP so that we can accommodate you in a timely fashion.

        Family DENTISTRY

        If your family is looking for a new dentist in Battle Creek, look no further! Brite Dental Partners offers complete care for children of all ages. Dr. Brad Thayer will confidently talk parents through traditional dental care for child patients, including dental sealants and the benefits of fluoride treatments.

        Same Day Dentistry

        Lose a crown? Are your teeth hurting from a recent filling? We will try to fit you in on the same day that you call. If you call in the morning for a same-day dental appointment we are happy to see you within a few hours. Please call or email our office so that we can accommodate your schedule!

        Sedation Dentistry

        Visiting the dentist may not be something you look forward to, but there are options to help with dental anxiety. For treatments and procedures where patients may have dental anxiety, you have options! Brite Dental Partners offers an array of safe and monitored methods, including needle-free options, so that you can relax on the day of your procedure  – anxiety-free.

        Bite Splints - Mouth Guards - TMJ

        Have you ever suffered from jaw pain, headaches, earaches, or a “clicking” or “popping” sound when you open and close your mouth? If you answered 'yes' to any of these, you may be experiencing symptoms of TMJ (or Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).

        While grinding your teeth (bruxism) can contribute to TMJ’s development, there are still other varied contributors. This jaw disorder can be painful and is different for every patient. Brite Dental can help TMJ with a custom-made bite splint or mouth guard. Learn more HERE!

        Patient Reviews

        What Our Patients Are Saying

        “After calling 5 offices with a dental emergency, BC Family Dentistry was able to get me in the next day! The whole staff was amazing! Loved Dr. Thayer & his assistant, they made me feel like I had been a patient for years.”

        –  Kristen V. Google Review

        Contact Us

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        Brite Dental Partners

        2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210

        Battle Creek, MI 49015

        Located in the back lower level of the plaza

        Contact Us

        Phone: (269)968-4366
        Email: office@bc-fd.com

        Office Hours

        Monday                   8am-5pm
        Tuesday                   8am-5pm
        Wednesday             8am-5pm
        Thursday                 8am-5pm
        Friday                      Closed

        About Brite Dental Partners:

        Dr. Brad Thayer of Brite Dental Partners provides Dental Services to patients in Battle Creek, MI. From preventative dental care to restoration dentistry, and everything in between, you can rest assured you’re in good care with Brite Dental Partners.

        Contact Brite Dental Partners:

        2545 Capital Avenue SW, Suite 210
        Battle Creek, MI  49015
        Located in the back lower level of the plaza

        Hours:

        Monday                   8am-5pm
        Tuesday                   8am-5pm
        Wednesday             8am-5pm
        Thursday                 8am-5pm
        Friday                      Closed