Wearing dentures often causes a lot of anxiety—especially in social situations. Many people who wear them either avoid certain social events or are afraid to smile. Are you concerned about how your dentures will look, feel, or fit? Relax. Dr. James Hastings is a cosmetic dentist who provides comfortable dentures that fit well and look completely natural.
Dr. Hastings has an artistic approach to restoring your smile with dentures. He listens to your concerns and preferences for how you want your smile to look. The shape, color, and characteristics of your dentures will reflect your preferences, and complement your personality and facial features.
If several of your teeth are missing and you don’t have the budget for dental implants, a removable partial denture is much more economical. It can replace multiple missing teeth and is secured to adjacent healthy teeth with clasps. Formerly, a metal framework was required, but new flexible tooth-colored or translucent materials now can be used for the framework and the clasps.
Complete Removable Dentures
Complete removable dentures are an option if all of your teeth are missing. Dr. Hastings provides cosmetic dentures that help you smile with confidence. Based on your preferences and his artistic talent, Dr. Hastings will make a wax model of your new smile. You can try it in to see how your dentures will look and feel. After the try-in, he will make adjustments to meet your preferences for how you want your teeth to look. Your cosmetic dentures will be beautiful and look natural.
When all of your teeth are missing, your jawbone begins to shrink, and eventually your face will start to sag. Dentures that rest on your jawbone accelerate shrinkage. Dental implants support your dentures and prevent jawbone shrinkage.
Dentures can be snapped, or screwed, onto dental implants. As few as two implants will stabilize them, which provides an affordable option for many patients. Six to eight implants will provide maximum stability. Implant-supported dentures make it easier for you to eat and speak, and give you more confidence in social situations. Learn more about this treatment on our affordable dental implants page.
Why You Can Trust Dr. Hastings
Dr. Hastings has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry. He has a long-term affiliation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, for which he is an accreditation examiner and a past president (2014-2015). He takes particular pains to make sure your dentures look natural. If you want to stabilize your dentures with implants, he is skilled in implantology, having received training from highly respected training institutions, including OsteoReady™, Spear Education, and the Kois Center.
For many patients who have received dentures from Dr. Hastings, the results have been life changing. One of them commented:
I have fought the reality of needing dentures for years. The uncomfortable fit, awkward ability to eat most foods, and how the denture would react in different situations concerned me. An implant-supported denture and a partial denture from Dr. Hastings have been a godsend. I never have to worry about what I eat or how the teeth are going to react. It is the closest I can imagine to real teeth. They are easy to keep clean and always secure. With the palate-free partial, I don’t feel like I have a mouthful of stuff supporting the teeth, and food tastes better.
If you are interested in learning about your options, call us to schedule an appointment, or submit our Request an Appointment form.