WELCOME TO PREMIER CHOICE
DENTURE & IMPLANT CENTER
Dentures, Denture Repair & Dental Implants in Butte, MT
Welcome to Premier Choice Dental & Implant Center, where we provide quality dental care in Butte, Montana, as well as to patients in Livingston, Belgrade, Bozeman, Three Forks, Amsterdam and Churchill. Our professional Butte dental team has been providing dental and denture care for over 30 years.
Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality dental and denture treatment in a warm, friendly and caring environment. We strive to enhance your quality of life through relief of pain, care for your overall comfort and with the goal of maintaining a healthy smile. The moment you walk in, you will be welcomed into our warm, friendly, and caring atmosphere. We know that it can be difficult to find experienced denture providers in our area, and frustrating to take off time for three or four appointments. Our in-house lab allows us to provide you with dentures quickly and inexpensively.
What People are Saying
"Premier Choice is by far the best place I have been to. The office is extremely clean and modern which provides a relaxing atmosphere as soon as you walk in. However what really makes this place is the staff. Everyone is extremely kind and welcoming. You can tell that each person there really loves what they do!!e me my smile back and for that I'll never be able to thank them enough."
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Butte (406) 299-2191
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Types of Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you have lost all your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health.
Immediate dentures are dentures placed in your mouth on the same day that the dentist extracts your teeth. This way you never go without teeth. You’ll wear the dentures for about 6 months while your gums are healing. During this period, we will place temporary liners in the dentures to make them fit while your gums change shape. Immediate dentures also protect your gum tissue as your mouth heals from the extraction. At the end of the healing process a reline will be necessary.
Relining dentures adds material to the inner plate that hugs your gums, either to conform to any changes in the underlying hard and soft tissue in your mouth or to repair and replace lost or broken parts of the denture.
Rebasing may be recommended when the teeth of your denture are still in good condition and have not worn out in comparison to the denture base material. Rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base providing a stable denture without replacing the denture teeth.
A cast partial denture work by attaching artificial teeth to natural teeth to replace any missing teeth. It has a metal framework that clasps and rests on your teeth, to keep it firmly in position.
Temporary Partial dentures are made of a resin base into which artificial teeth are inserted and are custom made by the lab from models of your mouth. A temporary partial, is sometimes referred to as a flipper, is usually indicated for tooth replacement immediately after extraction so you are never without a tooth.
Traditional temporary partial dentures are made from a hard, rigid resin or acrylic. Though they are significantly more comfortable, durable, and lightweight than historical versions, these partial dentures are still subject to breakage and some people find them uncomfortable. Flexible partial dentures are made of a softer, more flexible resin.
Flexible partial dentures are designed to replace a single tooth or a few teeth rather than a full set of teeth. Rather than connecting to existing teeth with a metal clasp, they also have a comfortable, more aesthetically pleasing flexible metal clasp.
Flexible partial dentures are most used as a temporary tooth loss solution while awaiting a more permanent fix (such as implant dentures). They are considerably more difficult to repair and reline than traditional dentures, so their usable life is shorter. However, on some occasions they are used as a permanent tooth replacement – particularly for people who may not be a good candidate for bridgework or implants.
There are several reasons to choose flexible partial dentures, including:
They cost less than traditional dentures.
They are more resistant to staining.
They are less likely to break since they are not rigid.
Some wearers find them more comfortable.
They help preserve the health of remaining teeth.
They prevent remaining teeth from shifting.
They are less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
They are more lightweight.
Many people find them easier to adjust to than traditional rigid dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are devices combine these two-modern prosthetics. During the installation of these dentures, an oral surgeon will surgically attach four to six implants, typically titanium screws, into the patient's jawbone. Removable or implant-supported dentures are designed specifically to be removable.
Many individuals who have no teeth in one or both jaws find removable dentures an economical way to restore their smiles. Yet dentures are not always so easy to wear. Sometimes they slip when you try to eat or speak. It happens more often with a lower denture, which can easily become dislodged by the tongue — a more powerful muscle than you might think. A loose denture can make you feel self-conscious and prevent you from eating a nutritious diet. Removable dentures will also cause bone loss in the jaw over time by pressing down on the bony ridges that formerly supported the teeth. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prevent all of these problems: supporting your removable dentures with dental implants.
You may have heard about dental implants acting as lifelike replacements for individual missing teeth, and that's certainly of great benefit to those who still have many of their natural teeth. But when you have no teeth left in one or both jaws, putting in a dental implant for every tooth is not economically feasible, nor is it necessarily desirable. An excellent solution is simply to place as few as two dental implants in the lower jaw to support a removable denture so that it does not come loose when worn. An implant-supported removable denture can — and should — still be taken out for cleaning and maintenance.