If you are trying to decide if dentures are the right appliance for you, you are not alone. Many people struggle with choosing dentures or other cosmetic and restorative dental care options. However, our office is here to help you understand the basics of dentures so you can better understand the appliance and decide if dentures are right for you.
Dentures are removable appliances that are designed to replace your natural teeth that were lost for whatever reason. The most common reasons for needing dentures include tooth loss from periodontal disease, tooth fractures, tooth decay, and tooth extraction.
Having teeth, even replacement teeth like dentures, are important to your oral health. This is because your teeth provide structure for your facial muscles and also influence your speech.
Conventional dentures are the full set of artificial teeth that fit your specific gumline and jaw perfectly. You will get used to the feel and fit of dentures in time and will learn how to keep them clean and healthy. Partial dentures are meant to replace a few consecutive missing teeth when you still have natural teeth remaining in your smile. When you wear the appliance, you will place it in the gap of your smile and clasp it to the remaining teeth that lie on both sides, completing your smile.
If you are considering dentures, the first step is to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can answer any questions you have and help you find a treatment that is best for your specific needs. Call us today and let us help you in your decision process.