Dentures are a removable prosthetic for your mouth, that will be designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. For thousands of years, there have been many forms of dentures. Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth, existing teeth, and even fill gaps left in people’s smile. Today’s denture designs are far more advanced and the better quality surpasses how they use to be. Most dentures are consist of replacement teeth that will be fixed to bases that take on the appearance of your natural gums. They can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and are available as partials or as a complete set of teeth. Many patients will choose to have a denture made if they are not a candidate for dental implants. Others will choose a denture as a lower cost alternative to more permanent solutions such as an implant or bridge.
Frequently asked questions
How do I know if I am a candidate for removable dentures?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you might consider a denture to replace the missing teeth. A trip to our office for a complete examination and consultation with Dr. Nguyen would be the first course of action to determine if dentures are right for you. Call our office today and schedule a consultation with us. What should I expect when being fitted for dentures?
A good quality denture takes time and precise planning. Your gums will need time to heal to be prepared for supporting your denture. Once your gums are fully healed, we will take an impression of the gums and bone structure, so we can custom design your new denture to properly fit your mouth. Will I need to follow any special after-care instructions?
After you receive your new set of dentures, you can then begin to start wearing them every day. You will need to get accustomed to how your new dentures fit in your mouth; as well as how the muscles in your cheeks, tongue and jaws adapt to the movement with their new neighbors. You may experience some minor discomfort from wearing your new dentures, but this typically subsides in just a few weeks.
Partial dentures fill in missing tooth gaps, much like a bridge. But unlike a bridge, partial dentures are fully removable by the patient. Partials are an affordable alternative to other types of dental prosthetics. They can be custom-made to blend in with the patient’s natural teeth. It takes a small amount of time to adapt to new partials, but many people realize that they reclaim much of their original function and aesthetics with partial dentures.
Frequently asked questions
Am I a candidate for partial dentures?
You could be a candidate for partial dentures if you have one or more missing teeth. Also if you had teeth once filled or surrounded by other teeth with permanent restorations. Schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Nguyen if a partial denture might be the option you are looking for. What should I expect when being fit for partial dentures?
If you opt to get a partial denture, you’ll need to visit our office to have metal clasps attached to your surrounding teeth and an impression made of the area your partial will go. The impression will be sent to a local dental lab, where a lab technician will fabricate a custom partial denture that includes a gum-colored base that will securely fit your gums. Then a metal framework will be used to attach your new partial to the clasps previously placed on your natural teeth to ensure a proper fit. Will I need to follow any special oral health instructions after receiving my new partials?
You will be asked to continue a good oral hygiene regimen at home even if you have little to no teeth. Dr. Nguyen always recommends that you brush your gums and your tongue twice a day to keep the circulation flowing in your gum tissue. You will also need to clean your new partials on a regular basis. Our highly skilled dental team will give you specific instructions on how to properly care for your new smile.
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