What is a Denture?
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces all of the missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Today’s technology has brought remarkable improvement to dentures. Innovations in dentistry combined with modern light-weight materials mean current dentures are not only more comfortable, but they can be beautiful too.
Dentures come in two forms; complete and partial. Partial dentures fill in the spaces made by missing teeth and prevent existing ones from shifting. Complete dentures are used when the patient has no teeth.
Before and After
Are Dentures Right for You?
Tens of millions of people lack some or all of their teeth. Resulting problems aren’t limited to poor appearance. Missing teeth make it difficult to chew food and/or even to speak. Muscles lose elasticity, and the face begins to sag. The simple smile – a primary way to engage with others – may become impossible. No one should suffer this way today.
If you’re missing teeth for any reason, find a dental professional on this site. The dental professional will evaluate you for dentures, partial dentures, overdentures, or fixed hybrids. Many people say they wished they’d taken this step earlier. They regret the wait and now relish their newfound confidence and comfort.
Dentures range between $500 and $2,500 per upper or lower arch. This is just an estimate, as every person’s mouth is unique. Your dentist is the best source of information about your particular situation.
New Dentures – What to Expect
The process of getting dentures generally takes several visits. Your entire mouth is studied and measured to ensure the fit and bite. Next, the shape and color of the desired teeth and gums will be carefully assessed. Finally, your dental professional will adjust the completed denture. This will help ensure the dentures look natural and feel comfortable.
At first, you may experience temporary soreness, increased saliva flow, and difficulty swallowing or speaking. These sensations will subside as your muscles and tissues rapidly acclimate to the new dentures.
Did you know dentures should be replaced at least every three to five years? The gums and ridges of your mouth change over time. Dentures, on the other hand, stay the same. Wearing the same dentures too long– particularly ill-fitting ones – can cause these ridges to shrink. This shrinkage can reduce the retention of the denture.
And it is vital to be screened for oral cancer regularly. It is essential to have an on-going relationship with a dental professional who can ensure your dentures fit correctly – and keep you healthy.
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“When I was told I needed an upper denture, I broke down and cried. But then my dentist told me I would be so much healthier,..”
“I’ve never felt or looked so good since I got my new teeth. And no one knows it’s a denture. I’m very happy”
“I was feeling sick all the time, and my mouth always did hurt, and I was already missing some teeth anyway. I trusted this Dr,”