Dentures – Removable Teeth
Over the course of time, there are many different reasons why someone would lose teeth. Whether it’s from an accident; improper or poor dental hygiene, or even old age, teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons. A denture is a removable and cost effective dental appliance that replaces lost teeth and missing surrounding tissue. Specifically, they are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and can even enhance your smile. Because of advances in dental technology, our dentures just keep improving all the time and they are definitely one of the most reliable and best solutions for missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures. They are known as complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing. When only some of a patient’s teeth are missing, then a partial denture is used. A Partial Denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and it also prevents other teeth from moving. When making Dentures, there will be multiple visits for measurements and fitting. Adjustments will have to be made as the underlying tissue gets used to the new material and biting forces of the dentures.
Sometimes getting dentures can feel really strange and just plain different for up to a several weeks or until your cheeks and tongue muscles learn to keep them in place. You’ll get more comfortable inserting and removing them as time goes on. Sometimes, someone can even experience minor irritation or even soreness when they first start to wear dentures. These problems will fade as your mouth adjusts. Dentures are very durable and they last for many years. Throughout the years they may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear though.
If you would like to learn more about dentures and what might be the best option for you, contact Dr. Joseph Manfredi and his staff at Artista Dental Studio in order to discuss a treatment plan designed specifically for you. Call us today at 973.942.9421 and set up an appointment.