Phone: 616-363-3821


What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable full or partial set of artificial teeth.

Who benefits from having dentures?
A wide variety of people benefit from dentures. If all of the upper or lower teeth are missing or need to be replaced a complete or full denture is made. If several of the upper or lower teeth are lost a partial denture can be made.

How are dentures made?
It generally requires several appointments over a few weeks to complete the denture process. On the first visit impressions are made of your teeth or gums and measurements are taken to ensure a proper fit and natural look of your dentures. During subsequent visits you will have trial sessions where Dr. Lockwood will re-check and adjust the shape, and appearance of the dentures. On your final visit the dentures will be placed and checked again to ensure a proper fit and appearance.

Longevity and Maintenance
Dr. Lockwood will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your dentures. Dentures will last many years, but eventually they will have to be readjusted, repaired, and remade due to wear and changes in your mouth as you age.

3303 Grand Ridge Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: 616-363-3821