Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that can correct gaps in your smile and bite. There are two primary types of dentures:
A full set of dentures replace all of your upper or lower teeth. They are sculpted to fit comfortably over the surface of your gums and are removed for cleaning.
As the name implies, partial dentures replace some missing teeth, while retaining as many healthy natural teeth as possible. No two sets of partial dentures are exactly alike because they are crafted to fit within your existing smile.
Some people who have lost a significant number of teeth will elect to have their remaining natural teeth pulled in advance of moving forward with full dentures. During your consultation, you can discuss all available options to make a decision that aligns with your needs and goals.
Dentures are a great option for people who want to restore their smile but are not a good candidate for dental implants. Implants require a substantial amount of bone tissue to secure the implanted posts. While bone grafting is sometimes an option for building up that tissue, many people are unwilling or unable to go through that process.
Dentures are also an affordable option, compared to multiple dental implants. When considering expenses, it’s important to understand that even the best set of dentures will eventually need to be repaired or replaced, so be sure to factor those costs into your planning.
Another reason dentures are such a popular option is their ability to restore your smile in a relatively short period of time. From start to finish, dentures are ready to wear in less time than dental implants, which require multiple surgeries.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, today’s dentures are far more durable and aesthetically appealing than those of years past. Comfort and wearability have also vastly improved.
Your dentures are created based on data collected during imaging and dental impressions. They’re crafted to fit the exact specifications of your smile and sit securely over the surface of your gums.
It can take a few weeks to get used to the way that dentures feel in your mouth. Soon, wearing your dentures will be just another part of your daily routine, and will feel completely normal while eating, speaking, and smiling.
If you’d like to explore dentures in greater detail, call the office to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and can be done from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.