Enhance your smile again by getting dentures!
Dentures are removable prosthetics that replace missing natural teeth and gum tissue. Depending on your specific needs, there are 2 types of dentures, a partial denture or complete denture. You’ll also have the option of adding implant supported dentures to improve retention and stability when the bone foundation is not enough to provide these criteria at an acceptable level.
Partial dentures are used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. They replace one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. Complete dentures or “full dentures” are used when all your natural teeth are missing.
With new dentures, sometimes the soft tissues in the mouth are sore in the beginning. It can take some time for the soft tissues to get used to a new denture but generally, a denture is received well in most cases.
Denture wearers should still see a dentist at least once a year. As changes occur in your mouth, your dentures will need adjusting or relining on occasion. Dentures that don’t fit well can cause sores.
Regular checkups will also allow the dentist or hygienist to assess gum and soft tissues for any signs of disease or oral cancer. Early detection is the best prevention. If you have natural teeth remaining, these also must be assessed and maintained to continue to support the denture.
Contact us at adentaloffice.com today to schedule your dental assessment.