Tooth loss can take place during any stage of life, but as adults, we may feel more uncomfortable about our appearance. Missing teeth may cause enormous discomfort as the ability to speak properly and chew food gets compromised. In addition, it can affect the facial appearance giving you a sunken and aged look. Fortunately, dentures provide a convenient and affordable solution to regain the aesthetics of a smile. At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we provide various denture solutions to help our patients regain their smiles and oral functions.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is an artificial restoration that can replace one or all the missing teeth. They are more economical than dental implants as they do not involve a surgical procedure. Dentures will give you a working, comfortable, and appealing set of teeth.
Complete dentures can be helpful when a patient is missing all their natural teeth, while partial dentures help replace a few missing teeth. These restorations can be specifically custom-fabricated for each patient's needs, and our dentists can help determine the appropriate dentures that will work best for you.
Types of Dentures
A full denture is a removable prosthetic device that can substitute all the missing teeth of the upper or lower mouth arch. If the patient has any impaired teeth, they will be extracted before replacing them with full dentures. They are intended to be comfortable, require limited dietary restrictions, prevent jawbone loss, and more.
A partial denture is a removable device made of a gum-colored base and artificial teeth connected with a metal frame depending on the positioning of the missing teeth. A partial denture prevents the existing teeth from drifting into the space that has resulted from the missing teeth. These empty gaps have to be filled to later avoid severe oral health issues.
- Rinse the dentures after every meal
- Do not go to sleep wearing dentures.
- When not used, store the dentures in a container of cool water
- Do not place dentures in hot water. The heat can damage the plastic denture material.
- Avail dental care if you develop mouth sores, gum irritation, or an infection.
- Don't try to adjust dentures on your own, as you could break them
- Receive regular dental exams to prevent cavities in the natural teeth, protect gum health, and experience a comfortable denture fit.
If you want to know more about dentures, visit our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach us at (201) 224-2705 and schedule an appointment.