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Dentures

“I can't say enough about Dr. James W. Medlock, as a person and a dentist. I was terrified of going but once there, his office and he were very pleasant and comforting. Please use my name as reference." -- E.H Sunnyvale

Many older adults face the issue of weakened teeth or the loss of teeth due to degeneration or gum disease. In the past, the most common form of treatment in instances where all teeth needed to be removed was the denture appliance. Today, there is also the option for dental implants. However, the dentures that are made today are far more advanced than those of the past, thanks to excellent new technology.

Dentures come in a few different forms. One may receive a partial denture, a full denture, or an overdenture, which is supported by a few dental implants. In any of these options, the patient is included in the customization process - one of the benefits of advanced dental technology. During the initial phases of obtaining a new denture appliance, Drs.James Medlock and Elizabeth Keith assesses the structure of the jaw and also pays close attention to the patient's facial structure and overall complexion. By taking all of these things into consideration, doctor and patient can better choose the ideal shades for teeth and "gum tissue" to be displayed in the smile.

It takes several weeks to complete the entire process of creating a new denture. However, the replacement of missing teeth is important and should not be neglected. In the mouth is where the entire process of digestion begins. Without teeth to properly chew food, digestion will be adversely affected over time. Not only do well-fitting dentures restore function, they also allow the patient to feel full confidence in his or her appearance.

Our primary goal for our denture patients is fit. The traditional denture appliance will "float" on top of gums, adhered with denture glue. Should the fit be off even slightly, the patient may experience slipping or rubbing against the gums, which causes discomfort. In worst-case scenarios, patients have reported their dentures falling out when they speak or eat. To facilitate the best possible fit, Drs.James Medlock and Elizabeth Keith may take several impressions, from which models will be made and used as a guide in the creation of a new denture appliance. The space between the upper and lower jaw bones will also be assessed, as this will help determine the length of teeth included in the appliance.

Once a denture is made, it is thoroughly assessed for fit. Your comfort and function are our priority. Should you currently wear a denture appliance that causes you social or physical discomfort, contact us for a denture evaluation.
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Rating: 5 James W. Medlock, DDS, Five star rating for Dr. James Medlock
Dr. James Medlock Reviewed by Cathy

Every procedure I've had by these wonderful dentists has been superb! From cleanings, crowns, removal of amalgam fillings, I have no worries or feelings of anxiety, as I know my confidence high as a patient. I have been a patient for 9 years. The most professional and friendly staff in the world! No service improvements needed! I know that many people "fear" going to a dentist. Dr. Medlock, Dr. Keith, and staff make EVERY PATIENT feel comfortable and at ease, as they explain procedures well and are the most gentle and professional dentists in the world! A very clean office with friendly warm "welcome" smiles is an extra bonus! I would highly recommend everyone to this office of Dental Professionals!