Dentures have been a popular solution for missing teeth for centuries. At Gorgeous Smile Dental, we provide high-quality full and partial denture services to help you regain your confidence and smile again. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about dentures, including the benefits of getting dentures, the types of dentures available, how to care for your dentures, and much more.
Introduction to Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that are designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can be full or partial, and they can be made of a variety of materials, including acrylic resin, porcelain, or a combination of both. Dentures are an excellent option for people who have lost teeth due to injury, decay, or other reasons.
Benefits of Getting Dentures
There are several benefits of getting dentures, including:
- Improved chewing and speech abilities
- A more youthful appearance
- Restored confidence
- Reduced risk of gum disease and decay in remaining teeth
- Protection of remaining teeth from excessive wear and tear
Types of Dentures
At Gorgeous Smile Dental, we offer two types of dentures – full dentures and partial dentures.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are used when all of the teeth are missing. They are made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums, and they are designed to look and function like natural teeth. Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate.
Conventional full dentures are made after all of the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. This process can take several months, during which time the patient may be without teeth.
Immediate full dentures are made in advance and can be placed immediately after the teeth have been removed. While this means that the patient won’t be without teeth during the healing period, immediate dentures may require more adjustments than conventional dentures.
Partial dentures, also known as removable partial dentures, are used when some natural teeth remain. They consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base, which is connected to a metal framework that holds the denture in place. Partial dentures are designed to blend in with the remaining natural teeth, and they can be easily removed for cleaning.
How to Care for Your Dentures
Proper denture care is essential for maintaining their appearance and function. Here are some tips for caring for your dentures:
- Remove your dentures and rinse them after eating.
- Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive denture cleaner.
- Soak your dentures overnight in a denture-cleaning solution.
- Handle your dentures carefully and avoid dropping them.
- Keep your dentures away from hot water, which can cause them to warp.