Dentures are removable sets of teeth that stick to your gums, giving you a complete, beautiful smile even if you have few or no teeth.
If you’re losing or have already lost your natural teeth, dentures could be the ideal solution. They can boost your self-esteem and confidence and make talking and eating far easier.
Solomon Family Dentistry provides custom-made dentures that fit into a plastic base, which closely matches the color of your gums for a natural look. Other options include implant-supported dentures and fixed hybrid, systems that use either four or six implants to support a full set of teeth.
If you still have some teeth, your dentist may remove them before fitting your dentures, depending on the type of dentures you choose.
There are several types of dentures:
Complete dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth, so they’re particularly suitable for patients who’ve already lost all their natural teeth or only have a few remaining. Any natural teeth need removing if you wish to have complete dentures. You can choose to have your new dentures look like your natural teeth or a better version if you prefer.
Partial dentures fit around your remaining natural teeth. You might choose this option if you have quite a few natural teeth or don’t want to endure teeth removal. Partial dentures match your existing teeth, so no one could tell they weren’t real. Alternatively, you might want to consider fixed partial dentures (bridges) or dental implants.
When you’ve chosen the type of dentures you want, your dentist at Solomon Family Dentistry makes some impressions of your jaws and measures how they fit together.
Next, you try a denture model that your dentist can adjust to fit your gums precisely. Once the mold is the right shape and size, it’s time to make the final denture.
It might take you a while to get used to wearing dentures, but your mouth gradually adjusts until they become second nature.
If you look after your dentures, they can last for many years. You should take your dentures out at night before you go to sleep and put them in a mild cleansing solution. In the morning, brush your dentures before putting them back in your mouth.
Tips for keeping your dentures in good condition include:
- Brushing them with a soft toothbrush
- Using a non-abrasive cleaner
- Storing them in lukewarm water if you take them out
- Avoiding all types of chewing gum
You should also keep your gums clean by brushing them with a soft toothbrush every day.
If you want to find out more about dentures, call Solomon Family Dentistry or book an appointment online today.
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