If you are thinking of filling the spaces in your smile with a partial denture, or if you have been recommended for extractions and will require dentures afterwards, you may be wondering what you can expect. Continue reading for the things you must know about dentures.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are dental prosthetic devices that are designed to mimic natural teeth. They are a lifesaver for patients who have lost their natural teeth, or for patients who have a gap in their teeth that prevents them from chewing properly or causes them to be insecure about their smile. Denture implants in Ingleside are usually fabricated out of a combination of resin materials, and the shade of the teeth is selected either to match the existing teeth, or the shade is hand-selected by the patient. In order to stay securely in place inside the mouth, the patient can apply adhesive.
Types Of Dentures
- Full Dentures: Full (complete) dentures are made for patients that no longer have any natural teeth left in the mouth. They are designed to fit the patient’s gums, and they aid in the prevention of bone loss over time.
- Partial Dentures: Partial dentures are designed to clip into the mouth by fitting around the existing teeth. The shade of the teeth is picked to match the natural teeth to ensure a complete and uniform smile.
- Implant Dentures: Implant dentures have sockets that can be clipped onto implants that have been placed in the bone. These dentures do not require adhesive and provide a much more “permanent” solution for patients who do not want to worry about applying adhesive.
Things To Keep In Mind
- Dentures will take some getting used to at first. You may have to make frequent trips to your dentist to have some adjustments made in order to make them more comfortable.
- Speak with your dentist to learn if denture adhesive is right for you.
- The more you use your dentures, the more comfortable you will be with them. This applies both for speech and for eating/chewing.
- It is important to remove your dentures each night when you go to sleep. This will allow your gums to breathe, and it will provide you with time to clean your dentures to make sure they stay stain-free and clean. Place a cleansing tablet solution in a glass of water and place your dentures in them when you head to bed.
Here at Palm Tree Dental, we are here to ensure that you are not alone in your journey into wearing dentures. For more information about dentures and how you can benefit from them, give us a call or drop by our dental office Ingleside, Tx.