As much as we’d like to believe we’ll always have our natural teeth filling out our smile, there are many reasons why this may not be the case. Whether due to an accident, age, or disease, you could be someone who loses a tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth one day. While this initially sounds intimidating, it’s actually quite common and easily fixable. In order to complete your beautiful smile, whether temporarily for indefinitely, we recommend dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable set of artificial teeth, typically made from similarly colored resin. The scope of dentures ranges depending on the patient and the issue that they are correcting. Dentures can be a few adjoining fake teeth or an entire replacement for the top and/or bottom row of missing teeth. In each instance, dentures are custom-made to fit perfectly within a patient’s mouth, which changes over time, so dentures should be replaced every five years or so.
The Three Types of Dentures
Dentures come in three forms — temporary dentures, partial dentures, and complete dentures. Temporary dentures are typically for patients waiting for another procedure, such as a dental bridge or a dental implant. Often times, this is ideal for when a tooth is unexpectedly knocked out. Partial dentures are for when only several teeth are missing in a long-term situation. Complete dentures are for when the entire top and/or bottom row of teeth are missing.
Info to Know About Dentures
Although dentures need to be replaced about every five years or so, due to the wear of normal usage, it's best to proactively maintain your dentures. This includes brushing your gums, your tongue, and your palate each time before you put your dentures in. Additionally, you should keep your dentures in water or a soaking solution when you are not using them, and you should brush your dentures each day to remove any food deposits or plaque in order to prevent stains.
How We Can Help
A great smile can change. What’s important is that you feel good about your teeth inside and out. Our highly experienced team is able to repair or remake any smile, so that you always look your best.
Schedule a consultation to find out what your ideal denture solution would look like and we’ll ensure that you leave our office as thrilled as ever about your smile.