Everything you need to know about dentures

Everything you need to know about dentures

Posted by DR.SARIKA PATEL on Nov 16 2020, 07:12 PM

Everything you need to know about dentures

A missing tooth is a cause of worry for many people. Thanks to prosthetic dentistry (prosthodontics), various treatments are now available to replace some or all of the mouth's missing teeth. Dentures are oral prosthetics that assist in replacing missing teeth. They are usually made of either composite resin or porcelain and have a gum-colored base that holds the artificial teeth. They help maintain your bite's alignment and prevent other teeth from drifting to the missing tooth gap.

The expert dentists at Stonewater dentistry provide the best quality and affordable complete dentures, partial dentures, overdentures, and custom premium dentures.

Why should you get dentures?

In simple words, dentures can help you restore your lost smile and improve the way you eat, speak, and chew. Dentures can also help restore your face's volume and keep your facial muscles from sagging around the missing teeth.

Types of dentures

At Stonewater dentistry, full, partial, or overdentures are available.

Full dentures: 

Full dentures are an ideal replacement option if you don't have many or almost all of your teeth and tooth structure. Once attached to your gums with suction or adhesive, it will restore your appearance and facial structure, chewing abilities and improve your overall oral health.

Partial dentures:

Partial dentures are for those who have several missing teeth but not the entire set of teeth. Partial dentures can be used when healthy teeth remain on either side of the gap created by a group of missing teeth. These gaps are filled by accommodating partial dentures, thus preventing the other teeth from drifting its position. Partial dentures help regain much of the missing teeth' functionalities, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile better.

Overdentures:

Overdentures, also known as overlay dentures, are a set of custom-made replacement teeth created to secure the underlying dental implants or the natural tooth structure. They help you if you have lost several or all of your teeth by stimulating the jawbone, slowing down bone loss, and retaining facial structure and features.

Benefits and Advantages of Dentures 

Dentures provide patients with a multitude of benefits related to their appearance and overall dental health. The advantage of dentures includes: 

Restoration of your smile

Dentures can enhance the beauty of your smile by helping to replace missed teeth.

Restoration of your chewing power

If you are missing several teeth, it would be uncomfortable for you to eat various foods. When your missing teeth are restored with dentures, you will be able to eat and drink your favorite food effortlessly. 

Restoration of your facial appearance 

A missing tooth can affect the overall shape and appearance of your facial structures. However, dentures help provide the necessary underlying structure to your face to enhance your appearance and replenish your self-esteem.

Preventing other dental health issues

When several teeth are lost, it can affect the other teeth too. Remaining teeth can become misaligned, gum tissue can recede, and the face and jawbones can lose density over time. Dentures can help prevent these dental health concerns.

How long do dentures last?

Dentures can last for many years if given proper care. Maintain good oral hygiene to keep your dentures clean and prevent gum disease. 

To learn more, call us at (702)-734-5000 or schedule an online appointment with Dr. Sarika  Patel.

 

 


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