Missing teeth are not only aesthetically undesirable, but they pose a functionality issue as well. When top, bottom, or all teeth (or a portion) are missing or need to be removed, dentures are a restorative solution that brings back a better smile, serving the patient well in more ways than one.
Will My Dentures Look Outdated?
Some people think of dentures as an obvious and unsightly appliance that looks unnatural and old-fashioned. Get rid of that notion, as today’s dentures are far more flattering, they fit well, and feel comfortable. “Grandpa’s” dentures are certainly not what to expect. A more modern solution provides a smile that truly shines. In the event that you are looking for a more permanent solution, dental implants or TeethXPress Implant Dentures may be a good options.
What Is The Difference Between Complete And Partial Dentures?
Some patients require just some teeth to be replaced while others need an entire mouthful of dentures. Depending upon the patient’s requirements and what we can do as far as a reliable restoration, either a complete or partial denture will be created for wear. When a full denture is needed (complete), this means that all of the teeth are missing, whereas a partial is used when only some of the teeth are missing and other healthy teeth remain intact.
Can I Remove My Dentures?
Dentures are removable (both complete and partial), unless we go with a permanent solution where the denture is cemented to the adjacent teeth for support. When we meet with you for your pre-fitting consultation, the determination as to which style of denture will be used will be made. For removable dentures, although they can be easily taken out of your mouth for cleaning or rest, the appliance will stay securely in place and perform like normal teeth.
No matter the case, you’ll be fitted for your dentures, they’ll be created for you in a lab, and then you’ll return to the office when they’re ready. The design will be unique so the end result is natural and balanced, giving you a smile that is personalized for your appearance.
How Do I Care For My Dentures?
If you are fitted with removable dentures, you’ll take them out of your mouth each night to clean. You will brush them with a special toothbrush and paste created for denture care specifically. There are also denture soaks and solutions for storage to prevent them from getting brittle and breakable during bedtime. If you have fixed dentures, brush and floss as you normally would. If you require a special toothbrush or paste, we’ll let you know during your appointment. And as always, come in for your regular cleanings at Advanced Dentistry.