Dentures Specialist

Grant Smith, LD

Denture Specialist located in Eugene, OR

Custom dentures may be the best way for you to get a healthy, confident smile and be able to improve your chewing. As a trusted licensed denturist, Grant Smith, LD, offers modern, snug-fitting dentures that are sure to feel comfortable and natural. Schedule your dentures exam at Grant Smith Denture Studio in Eugene, Oregon, either online or by calling the clinic.

Dentures Q & A

Why do I need dentures?

Dentures are about more than aesthetics, although they can certainly help you feel more confident with your new, glowing smile. Getting a custom set of dentures can help you:

  • Speak more comfortably
  • Chew and swallow with ease
  • Laugh with confidence
  • Fill in sunken cheeks or jawline

Because dentures offer so many benefits, they’re definitely something you should consider if you’re missing some or all of your teeth.

Which type of dentures do I need?

Dentures can either be full or partial. A full set replaces all of the teeth on either your upper or lower arch — or both — while a partial replaces some of your teeth if you still have natural teeth remaining.

If you need to have your remaining teeth pulled to fit a full set of dentures, you have options between conventional or immediate dentures. With conventional full dentures, your dentist pulls any remaining teeth you have. You have to allow your gum tissue to heal, which can take several months, before getting fitted for dentures. You may not have teeth during this time, but when it’s time to get fitted for dentures, they fit snugly and comfortably because your gums are already healed.

Or if you’re a candidate for immediate full dentures, you can get your dentures the same day that your remaining teeth are pulled. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you can go home with teeth that same day. But because your gum tissue is still healing underneath them, you’re probably going to need several adjustments over the following months to ensure they fit correctly.

How long does it take to get dentures?

As an expert licensed denturist, Grant Smith specializes in same-day in-office dentures for new or replacement sets. All you have to do is schedule your exam, get your X-rays and molds done, then go about your day. The entire appointment generally takes less than an hour. He can have them ready for you by the end of the day in most cases.

Whether you have to get fitted for dentures for the first time or need a set of replacement dentures, call Grant Smith Denture Studio to book an exam. You can also schedule right online.