Dentures have been used as a tooth replacement option for centuries, and they remain a popular choice today. If you are missing most or all of your natural teeth, dentures may be the right solution for you. Dentures are made up of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base. The base is colored to look like natural gums and fits over the gums. Dentures can be removed for cleaning or sleeping. There are two main types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are missing. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. If you are considering dentures, talk to your dentist to see if they are the right solution for you.
Dentures are a great way to improve your mouth’s function and appearance. They can help you eat more comfortably by protecting your teeth from wear and tear, and they can also improve your speech. Dentures can also give your mouth a great new look. At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, our team can help you determine if dentures are right for you. We will work with you to find the perfect denture solution for your needs and budget. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
There are two types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures.
A full denture is typically appropriate if all teeth in the jaw have been lost. The full denture can be used on the lower jaw, upper jaw, or both. For many people who have lost their teeth, a full denture apparatus can offer a whole new set of teeth. In some cases, remaining teeth have become too troublesome to keep and people may choose to extract them all in favor of full dentures. Full dentures are customized to fit your mouth and gums snugly. They are made to look natural and restore your smile. Full dentures are removable and should be taken out at night so that your gums can rest. You will also need to remove them for regular cleaning. Caring for your full dentures properly will help them last for many years.
Many people think that dentures are only for people who have lost all of their teeth. However, there is another type of denture called a partial denture, which can be an option for people who still have some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are removable, and they close the gaps in your teeth by attaching them to adjacent, natural teeth. They may use clasps or connectors called precision attachments. They are made to blend in with your natural teeth, with replacement teeth attached to a base the color of your gums. Partial dentures can be a good option for people who want to avoid the potential hassle of full dentures, but who still want to improve their smile. If you think a partial denture might be right for you, talk to your dentist to see if it is a good option for you.
Despite our best efforts, sometimes tooth extractions are necessary. When this happens, your gums will need time to heal before you can get permanent dentures. In the meantime, Dr. Kaplansky can provide you with an immediate denture. Immediate dentures are meant to be a temporary solution but can be used long-term if necessary. However, because the tissues in your jaw shrink and change shape after teeth are extracted, they may need to be adjusted often to fit comfortably. After six months, immediate dentures can be relined with a permanent liner and become your final denture. So, don’t worry if you need to have teeth extracted – you will still have a beautiful smile in no time!
Before you leave our office with your new dentures, Dr. Kaplansky will take the time to go over all the important details of denture care. He will explain how to clean your dentures and how to remove them properly. He will also give you advice on what type of denture adhesive to use and how often to use it. In addition, he will provide information on where to get your dentures relined or repaired if necessary. By taking the time to educate you on proper denture care, we hope to ensure that you are able to enjoy your new smile for many years to come.
The following are some quick tips for good denture care:
At our Gasport dental office, we understand that your smile is important to you. We also know that missing teeth can cause a number of problems, including difficulty, in eating and speaking. That’s why we offer comprehensive denture services. Whether you need to replace a few missing teeth or want to invest in a full set of dentures, we can help. We also offer implant-supported dentures for a more secure fit. To learn more about our denture services or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 716-772-7500. We look forward to hearing from you!