Dentures are prosthetic, removable teeth that serve as a restorative solution for replacing some or all of your teeth. They have plastic or porcelain false teeth attached to an acrylic base that looks like your gums. You can also customize the look of your dentures to give you the smile you desire.
They fit directly over your gums and stay in place with suction or a dental adhesive. When they’re in, they look natural and fit comfortably. You can wear them and remove them whenever you want.
Dentures can improve your oral health in several ways, such as:
Dentures can also give you a great reason to smile and boost your self-confidence.
There are two main types of dentures:
If you’re missing all of your teeth, you need a full or complete set of dentures. Even if you have some teeth that need to be extracted, you would still need complete dentures.
If you have some healthy teeth remaining that don’t need to be extracted, partial dentures might be right for you. They replace your missing teeth while keeping your healthy ones in place.
The base of partial dentures fits over the areas of your gums where you’re missing teeth while allowing your natural teeth to show, so they work together to give your smile a streamlined appearance.
At first, it might take a while to get used to your dentures. They might feel a bit loose or bulky in the beginning. After a few weeks, the muscles in your mouth should adjust, and you can expect to learn how to hold them in place properly.
It’s possible to develop increased saliva while you’re getting used to your dentures. You might also experience some soreness and nausea, but these issues typically resolve within a few weeks. Once you get adjusted to your dentures, you should experience improved oral health and have an aesthetically pleasing smile.
If you have missing teeth, book an appointment with 1st American Dental. Call the office or use the online booking feature today.