Losing all or most of your teeth is not the end of life. Advancements in dental technology and therapies ensure that you can restore your smile in no time. If you lost some of your teeth, the gaps could easily result in the loss of surrounding teeth. For starters, your body will consider any toothless jawbone as unnecessary, which leads to their recession.
Teeth are an integral part of speech, which means enunciating words normally might be a problem with lost teeth. Visiting the Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry offices to have us install dentures is a sure way to end these issues.
The basics of dentures
Dentures are replacements for multiple missing teeth. Depending on the type of denture you use, you might or might not need to remove yours daily for cleaning. These false teeth are meant to mimic the appeal and function of natural teeth. They are an affordable option for replacing lost teeth in comparison to dental implants.
The different types of dentures
There are many types of dentures. Identifying which is the best for your situation is what we are here to help do. Below you will find a list of the types of dentures we offer.
Full dentures are meant for anyone who has lost all of their teeth. While this could happen due to old age, other people lose their teeth through accidents. There are also cases where you have severely damaged teeth remaining that need immediate extraction. Full dentures will fill your entire gap of lost teeth.
Partial dentures are meant for anyone who has lost some of their teeth. They cover the lost teeth while leaving spaces in between their framework for the present natural teeth. These dentures tend to have a gum-colored plastic base that could be connected by a metal framework for more strength. Partial dentures prevent the shifting of natural teeth into the gaps.
When should you consider dentures?
Dentures are typically the last result. There are multiple ways to save damaged teeth nowadays. Visit our offices to know whether you are a good candidate for dentures or their alternatives. Typically, anyone who has lost multiple teeth in a row could be a great candidate for dentures. There are no age restrictions when it comes to dentures.
The lost teeth could impair your speech as well as make chewing food hard. On the other hand, it is normal for the bone below your dental gaps to start receding. The teeth neighboring the gap could also start shifting into this gap. Besides restoring your smile, dentures are meant to prevent these issues from happening.
Taking care of dentures
Dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning. You should clean them with a denture brush or a denture cleanser. However, you should avoid using denture cleansers inside your mouth. When sleeping, soak the denture in their specialized cleaning solution.
Removing dentures overnight can relieve soreness and prevent the risk of infection, especially in older patients. Lastly, pay us a visit constantly for regular checkups. If there are any issues with your dentures, having them identified early enough is essential.
Visit us today
A healthy dentition is important, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy life after tooth loss. We can help you decide on the perfect tooth replacement options for you. Visit the Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry offices or contact us on 949-991-2499 today for consultation or to have dentures installed.