For many decades, dentures have provided an effective way to replace teeth that have been lost. Advancements in dental technology have replaced natural looking dentures that blend well with your remaining natural teeth. Dentures are designed to be removed as needed. This replacement for missing teeth will restore a patient’s ability to eat and speak with confidence. They will also restore a beautiful smile.
There are two types of dentures available to meet your specific needs. Your dentist will be able to help you determine which scenario is best for you.
- Complete dentures: Any reference to false teeth is almost certainly a reference to a complete set of dentures. This treatment is used if a patient has either lost all his teeth or had them all removed.
- Partial dentures: This treatment provides replacement teeth when only some teeth have been lost. The replacement teeth will be interspersed among the natural teeth that are remaining. They function similarly to dental bridges. The main difference is that partial dentures are designed to be removed, but dental bridges are permanently in place.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Clearly, just having a full set of teeth again is a major benefit. Not only is this a restoration of a beautiful smile, but it is a tremendous help for chewing and talking naturally again. The restored smile and the assistance in chewing and talking will provide a major boost in your confidence as you interact with people professionally and socially. Dentures that are properly cared for will last for years to come and will provide a natural-looking smile.
Do Dentures Need Special Care?
Once your dentures are in place, your dentist will provide specific instructions for their proper care. Of course, this includes the nightly habit of placing them in a glass to soak in water and dental cleaning tablets.