An exceptional option for individuals who have lost multiple or all of their teeth is dentures. Without the need for invasive surgery, dentures can provide a full, beautiful smile with relative ease, and utilize them in full function with chewing, improved speech, and jaw alignment. Our team of dental professionals can create a custom set of full or partial dentures that fit perfectly.
When all or nearly all teeth have been lost or extracted, a full set of dentures is the most likely recommendation. Molded to fit your exact gum and muscle profile within your mouth, full dentures slide over your gums and are held in place by cheek and mouth muscles. Full function of chewing and talking is achieved, as well as a complete, beautiful smile. During the time it takes to create your permanent set, a temporary set will be used so that you can maintain your oral function and appear to have a normal smile.
Unlike full dentures, partial dentures are a great option for those seeking a solution to only a few missing teeth. Because there are still original teeth in your mouth, partial dentures can be held in place with metal or tooth-colored clasps (similar to retainers). By filling in the gaps between your teeth, chewing, speaking, and comfort can all be improved upon and, unlike full dentures, there is no reliance on the cheek and mouth muscles to hold them in place.
Caring For Your Dentures
A common misconception about dentures is that people think that there is no longer a need to seek consistent dental care. This is inherently wrong because just like those with natural teeth, denture wearers still have oral health concerns too. Whether the fit has changed or there is a concern with the gum tissue, dentures require an adequate level of care to maintain their appearance, fit, and function. Rinsing, brushing, and soaking dentures are all necessary steps when taking proper care of them.
To find out if dentures are the best option for you, please contact our office directly.