Whether you have lost all of your natural teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing your missing teeth not only helps your appearance sag, it also helps your health. Facial muscles would, making a person look older if not for the support of a denture. You’ll also be able to eat and speak properly.
What are my options?
There are multiple types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the 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 removed. We take measurements and create models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. Immediate dentures allow the wearer to have teeth without having to wait through the healing period.
Taking care of your dentures
Even if you wear full dentures, you will still have to maintain good oral health. Brushing your gums, tongue and palate every day with a soft bristled brush will stimulate circulation in your tissues to remove plaque.
If you are not missing all of your teeth, but fixed bridges and implants are not in your future, you might want to consider partial dentures. There are many types depending on your situation.