How dentures can replace missing teeth in the smile
Dentures are a form of prosthetic dentistry that replace missing or damaged teeth. They may be full dentures, which can replace an entire arch of teeth in the upper and lower jaws, or partial dentures, which replace just a few teeth. Dr. David Seccombe of Courtyard Dentistry in Claremont, California, can help you find out if dentures are right for you.
What are the advantages of dentures?
Dentures provide many benefits, including improved speech and chewing ability as well as an overall better appearance for the smile. Dentures also provide facial support helping to prevent the hollowed-out and aged look on the face resulting from missing teeth.
What are the different types of false teeth?
There are three denture types:
- Full dentures. Full or complete dentures replace an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaws. They are most often made from high-quality acrylics and can be held in place with natural suction or denture adhesives
- Partial dentures. Partial dentures fill in gaps where a few teeth have been lost. They clip onto existing natural teeth for stability
- Implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are an advanced form of prosthetic dentistry that holds the denture in place by dental implants inserted into the jawbone. This type of denture provides improved stability and comfort compared to traditional partial and full dentures
What is involved when getting new dentures?
Getting new dentures involves several steps, including taking impressions, fitting the false teeth and gums, and making necessary adjustments. Your dentist at Courtyard Dentistry may also recommend additional treatments, such as root canals or gum surgery, before getting dentures.
How do I care for my dentures?
Dentures can last five to seven years before needing replacement when properly cared for. To keep them in good condition, clean them daily with mild soap and a toothbrush with soft bristles to remove bacteria, plaque, and food particles.
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Dentures provide an excellent solution for those who have lost several or all their natural teeth.
If you want to learn more about dentures for missing teeth, call Dr. David Seccombe and his team at Courtyard Dentistry in Claremont, CA, at (909) 347-5362 to schedule your visit.