Dentures

What are Dentures?

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.

How do Dentures Work?

With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist will determine which of the two types of dentures is best for you.

How Long do Dentures Last?

Over a period of time, your denture will need to be relined, remade, or rebased due to normal wear. Rebasing means making a new base while keeping the existing denture teeth. Also, as you age, your mouth naturally changes. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for a checkup.

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"My first visit to ARC Dental was for a routine check and it was anything but routine. Dr Rachel gave me a very thorough exam and cleaning. She takes the time to educate you about your oral health and is filled some pretty cool dental facts. You can tell she is truly passionate about being a Dentist. My visit did not feel rushed at all which is rare if you're used to going to a bigger dental practice. The office itself is clean and nicely decorated. It has these large windows they seat you in front of that overlook the water fountain which make for a peaceful visit. You get the red carpet treatment from beginning to end at this place.  I highly recommend this practice to all of my friends and family."

"Dr. Rachel and Alvin are really awesome!! I’ve been to their office three times and they have always gone above and beyond to create a wonderful experience for me. They even put a little sign wishing me a happy birthday!! I really appreciate their effort to build a relationship with their clients. Customer service is really an art and, they are fantastic at it. Oh by the way!! They are amazing dentists lol. Totally love them"

"In today’s world, very rarely do you find impeccable service. From the time I stepped into the office to the time I walked out, Dr. Rachel was kind, warm, knowledgeable, understanding, and also entertaining. It has been a while since I last visited a dentist and it was there that I realized why. The shame in not going for so long, the rapid impersonal service (get you in/out), and the anxiety of not knowing what’s going on but rather just taking the dentist’s recommendations really stood out during and after my appointment. At A.R.C. Dental, it was the complete opposite. If it’s been a while since you’ve been to the dentist or are just looking for a new place with a family feel, then I highly recommend this place."

I know, I know... going to the dentist is a drag, right? Not with ARC Dental Health. Dr.Rachel and Dr.Alvin are so pleasant to be around and make your dental experience a breeze. I’m the type of person who likes to know every little detail and make sure that I know what is going on. I didn’t even need to ask for them to explain procedures, billing, or x-rays. They did all of that on their own and didn’t miss a detail. Dr.Rachel is by far the most gentle dentist. I was nervous about shots since at my previous dentist I had a numbing situation and the shots hurt even after the numbing gel. BUT, I felt NOTHING when Dr.Rachel was working on me. The dental office itself is clean, spacious and very modern. It definitely makes your experience more comfortable!

I have always had a fear of dentist for as long as I could remember until I met Dr. Rachel while out getting ice cream with my twin boys of all places lol. She let me know about her Dental practice and it was right at a time where we were looking for a new dentist. My wife scheduled an appointment and said it was the best place ever. Dr Rachel and Dr Alvin are the nicest people in the world. They explain everything before they do anything and they always make sure you are comfortable the whole time. I am recently in the middle of a pretty rough root canal procedure and I have no words on how great they have done so far simply amazing! I have received 2 calls in less than a week just checking up on me and that means a lot! I recommend anyone looking for a dentist to come to ARC and see there beautiful office and get an amazing Dental experience and yes there is such thing as an amazing Dental experience.