what are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth at any time.
While dentures will never feel quite like your natural teeth, they are natural looking and have minimal problems. Today’s dentures are more comfortable compared to years ago, however they do take some getting used to.
Bluedot Dental will work with you to help you decide which type of dentures is best for your needs, before you receive them.
best options for dentures care
There are three main types of dentures: full dentures, partial dentures, and implant dentures. Here’s a breakdown of each type of denture care option:
Full Dentures: Full dentures are needed when all teeth are missing in the mouth. They are custom-made based on impressions taken of the mouth. A flesh-colored acrylic base is designed to fit over the gums. The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, while the lower dentures is designed like a horseshoe to make room for the tongue.
Partial Dentures: A partial denture is a removable natural-looking dental appliance that is meant to replace one or more missing teeth. The denture itself sits on a metal framework that attaches to nearby natural teeth. Crowns can also be placed on natural teeth to serve as anchors for the denture.
Implant Dentures: Implants dentures do not rest on gums, but are supported, rather, by and attached to implants. Usually made for the lower jaw, implant dentures are used when a patient doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in place to support implants. Just like full dentures and partials, implant dentures can be removed and should be cleaned daily.
ongoing denture care and repair by a periodontist
Just because you have prosthetic teeth doesn’t mean you don’t have to care of them! Dentures need daily care. It’s important that they be kept clean and bacteria-free.
Here are our recommendations for caring for your full, partial, or implant dentures:
alternative to dentures
Dental implants are an alternative to dentures, and in 2019, are considered far more reliable for tooth replacement. Dental implants are more costly, however their success rate is over 95%. They are durable, and look and feel just like natural teeth.
Dental implants are literally fused with the bone in the jaw, making them an ideal way to stop loss of bone volume and density. It’s important to note that not everyone is a candidate for implants. An evaluation at Bluedot Dental will determine if dentures or implants are right for you.
get a price consultation for dentures near you
Come in and see Dr. Aaron Jeziorski, DMD, or Jacobsen, one of our fantastic doctors today, and find out what denture options (or discount) are going to be in your best interest and on your terms. He will look over your mouth, and give you a list of what options are best. From there, you can work out a price and treatment plan that will work for you, and that will give you the results you are looking for.
Contact us today, and let us help you plan out a way to help restore both your smile, and your quality of life.
RESTORE YOUR SMILE
Going without teeth is not only embarrassing, but it is also dangerous to your health. It impacts how you smile, eat, and even how you speak. When you lose a tooth, your jaw begins to deteriorate, and that can cause damage to your overall health. Getting dentures allows you to help keep some of the density in your jaw and eat and speak much more like you could with your original teeth. Instead of letting missing teeth impact your life, get yourself some traditional dentures to help restore what you lost — and look great in pictures again!
dentures: get your life back
There are many types of dentures, and only seeing us here at bluedot dental will let you truly know which dentures are going to be the best for you. You may only have one arch with missing teeth, making you an ideal candidate for partial dentures. However, traditional complete dentures are also a great option when most, or all, of your teeth have been lost over the years.
Some dentures are placed as soon as a tooth is extracted, while others need more time to be placed. Some dentures sit on your gums, while others are supported by being placed on top of dental implant supports. This allows your dentures to remain in place, while still giving you the confident smile and ability to function like you once did. It all depends on the current condition of your mouth and what is going to best suit your needs.