Removable & Implant Retained Dentures
Your dentist in West Orange completes smiles after extensive tooth loss with full and partial removable dentures. Prosthetic teeth attached to a gum colored base, dentures are a sturdy, natural-looking solution for completing a gapped smile. Removable dentures are easy to clean and restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Keep reading to learn more about this replacement option from the team at D & G Dental.
Full and Partial Removable Dentures: An Effective Solution
Dentures have been used for centuries, and today’s dentures have never been better at restoring the form and function of your teeth and gums. Full, or complete, dentures replace an entire arch of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. A partial denture replaces several missing teeth when healthy natural teeth still exist in the gum. A denture can be held in place using suction and a denture adhesive (for complete dentures) or with clasps and brackets (for a partial).
Patients who are eligible for dental implants, the only whole-tooth replacement available today, can experience unsurpassed stability with implant-retained dentures. This tooth replacement method gives you back your missing tooth as well as its root, for a strong, natural-looking and feeling denture. Dental implants can retain both partial and full dentures.
The benefits of dental implants are numerous. The most significant is the fact that the prosthetic root provides stimulation to keep the jawbone healthy and active. Without this activity, the jaw will slowly degenerate over time -- requiring the frequent adjustment and relining of a non-implant supported denture. But dental implant-retained prosthetics fit well from day one, and for years to come. When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
People who are in good oral and overall health are typically suited to undergo the procedure for dental implants. Contact your dentist to determine whether or not implant dentistry is a possibility for your tooth replacement.
Getting Used to Your New Denture
It may take some time to adjust to your denture, especially if you have been without teeth for a while. You may have excessive saliva build up as your mouth gets used to the new prosthetic. Eating may seem difficult at first, and you may have trouble saying certain words. Don’t worry -- these are all common side effects of a new denture. Make the adjustment easier by cutting your food into small bites, and sticking to softer foods at first. Practice reading out loud to yourself to retrain your speech habits. And most importantly, wear your denture all the time (except at night) to speed through the adjustment phase.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are dealing with an ill-fitting denture, are on the brink of tooth loss, or are living with gaps in your smile, please don’t put off your tooth replacement. Get in touch with your dentist in Caldwell to discuss completing your smile with a full or partial denture. You can benefit from a confident, functional smile once again -- request an appointment today!