Dentures have been around a long time, and full or partial dentures are a great solution for advanced tooth loss.
Tooth loss can occur for a lot of reasons, and if you’ve experienced advanced tooth loss your dentist may recommend dentures. They’re great if whole rows or all of your teeth are missing.
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Full and partial dentures are a type of prosthetic. They’re artificial teeth that help close gaps of 2 or more teeth.
Unlike your natural teeth, you’re able to remove dentures. You’ll need to remove them at night and to regularly clean them.
You can use your dentures the same way you used your natural teeth. You can eat the foods you used to love before your tooth loss.
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Full dentures are built on a plate that’s fitted to your mouth. To keep them in your mouth, people use a gel or powder adhesive. This strong-bonding adhesive helps keep your dentures properly aligned and comfortable.
Complete dentures are often the best option for people with tooth loss that has left them with very few–or very decayed–teeth. Your dentures will allow you to eat normally and smile confidently.
Partial dentures are great for patients who are missing teeth but also still have strong, healthy natural ones.
Partial dentures resemble a bridge, but they’re removable–just like complete dentures. This allows patients to get the benefits of having all of their teeth–like chewing.
It also prevents your natural teeth from decaying more quickly, shifting, or developing other problems that missing teeth cause.
Snap-in dentures use dental implants to provide the most secure fit. Where traditional dentures can sometimes come loose with even the best adhesive, snap-in dentures are held in place by your implants and locking mechanism.
Implant-supported dentures are one of the newest styles of dentures available, and they’re great for people who need partial dentures but worry about them slipping or shifting.
With snap-ins, you can talk, eat, and live confidently.
Dentures will change your life. But, like most life-changing things, it does take a little bit of time to get them.
The first step is to schedule an appointment with your dentist. They’ll examine your teeth and the two of you can begin developing a plan.
Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth. This will allow them to craft your dentures to fit you perfectly.
On a second visit, your dentist will measure your mouth to find out how long your dentures need to be. They’ll use this information and the information from your first visit to create your dentures.
Finally, your dentist will test out your dentures. If they’re comfortable to you and fit, you’ll be able to use them.
A lot of clients worry that their dentures will look unnatural. Dentures have come a long way in the last few decades, though.
Not only are dentures more comfortable, but we’re also able to make them look more natural. We match the shade and shape of them to any existing teeth.
After you become accustomed to your new dentures, even you might not be able to tell the difference.