Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth, perform daily activities that would otherwise be difficult. Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury may suffer from further decay, and difficulty eating and speaking. The absence of teeth can also lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance in the mouth area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient can maintain their normal appearance.
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are given to patients when all of their natural teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are used for patients who have some teeth remaining, and are used to fill in the spaces where permanent teeth have been removed. Partial dentures can be made with acrylic and a metal frame or they can be made with only acrylic. Our office also offers a flexi partial denture which is similar to acrylic but made out of a more flexible material. Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be properly cared for. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when they’re not in use, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean as well.
Think you might need dentures? Schedule an appointment with Shara today and we will set you up with the appropriate dental care.