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I absolutely loved my experience with Dr.Maniscalco!!! I could go on and on about how friendly he and his staff are! He was so honest and compassionate throughout the entire process. I am so extremely happy with my veneers! I have more confidence than I’ve ever had! Thank you so much Dr. Maniscalco!!! You are the very best!!!

Overview of Dentures Procedure

Overview of Dentures

If you have missing teeth, it is likely that several solutions have been suggested to you during your last checkup at Maniscalco Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Birmingham, AL. Among the viable solutions would be dental implants and dentures. They are the two most obvious, and yet they are very different.

As your dentist in Birmingham, we would most often point towards the dental implants because they allow you to retain bone and gum tissue, leading to truly optimal oral health over the long term. However, we are well aware that the time and financial commitment they demand may not be in your budget. This is why dentures are the next thing we would recommend.

Of course, we also strongly suggest a third path that is only now emerging as a wonderful compromise, and that is the use of implant supported dentures. These would require only a few dental implants, which would be fitted with crowns and used to fix them in place permanently. This offers you the support of the posts in your jaw and gum, but keeps costs under control.

If dentures alone are your chosen route, it is important to note that today’s are nothing like those of earlier decades. The ones we create for you, whether full or partials, will fit well, offer full functionality, and will be entirely impossible to identify as dentures. We use only the most high-tech methods of measuring our patients for their dentures, and that means that you won’t experience moments of mortification because they slide out or slip around when you are speaking or eating.

The process of obtaining dentures begins with a full assessment of your particular situation. You may have only a few missing teeth, and this would be the time for partials. However, if you are likely to lose more teeth, we may suggest extraction of the remaining teeth and the creation of a full denture instead.

Getting dentures does not mean the end of regular dental care, though. You must still have exams that check for any decay in remaining teeth, and problems with the gums, and any signs of oral cancer. We must also be sure they fit properly, and can make adjustments if needed. Modern dentures will last for five years or more before they will need to be replaced.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions about dentures, or about any of the other dental treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our Birmingham, AL office at 205-967-9100. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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Meet the Doctor

Dr. Michael Maniscalco

Michael Maniscalco DMD, MAGD PC was established to offer quality cosmetic dentistry services in the Birmingham, AL area. Dr. Maniscalco has a verity of credentials, and the experience to show for it. Along with extensive training and continuing education, our doctor employs the latest technologies and procedures to make sure we stay ahead of the curve. From patients needing cosmetic dentistry to sleep apnea, we treat each patient with respect and care, striving to create an atmosphere of assurance and trust, while you have the peace of mind that your smile and comfort is being handled by the best in dentistry. Compassion for our patients and the level of personalized services is unrivaled, and it shows in the work we do. Learn more about Dr. Maniscalco.