What Are Dentures?
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that are custom-made. They can be taken out and placed back into your mouth. Dentures will never feel the same as natural teeth and do take some getting used to. Luckily, with today's technology, dentures are very comfortable and natural-looking than ever before.
Purpose of A Denture
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Facial muscles can sag making a person look older without the support of a denture. Dentures can help you speak more comfortably, and enjoy your meals more.
What Type of Denture Is Right For Me?
A conventional full denture is made and placed in a patient's mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are pulled. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient's jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Do you think a denture may be the best option for you? Give your dentist a call today to schedule a consultation. You deserve to be happy and confident with your smile!