Dentures starting from $395 Per Arch
Dentures are used as removable devices that help replace missing teeth. When natural teeth have been lost either from an injury, disease or tooth decay, replacing the missing teeth can enhance the appearance and health of the patient. Not only can dentures keep in place the muscles of the face and improve the smile but can also make it easier to speak and eat when the teeth have been lost. The dentures are made to resemble natural teeth so appearance won’t be affected by the removable device. There are two types of dentures depending on the needs and situation of each patient: partial or complete dentures.
A partial denture fills the gaps between remaining natural teeth, this helps prevent the natural teeth from moving and causing other issues. The partial dentures consists of a metal framework that holds to the natural teeth or a plastic base to secure the teeth to the gums.
A complete denture is needed when all natural teeth have been lost to improve speech and eating functions. These dentures are usually secured with special adhesive products.
Getting used to the feel of new dentures can take a few weeks, as the tongue and muscles in your mouth and face adapt to the removable device and learn to keep in place. Irritation, soreness, increase salivation, etc. can be experienced as the adjustment takes place but should subside once the patient has adapted to the denture. It is also important to have good oral hygiene when using dentures to remove any food or plaque forming and causing any problems.
Doctor check-ups are usually needed to make sure the denture fits properly and no issues develop from the use of the removable device. If you have any questions about dentures feel free to contact our offices today!