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Who Is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Every tooth in your mouth has an important job. They help you chew your food and speak. Not to mention, they play an invaluable role in your oral health. When even one is missing, each of these areas will be negatively impacted. To restore your quality of life and to protect your oral health, you need an effective solution to replace your missing teeth.
Thankfully, dentures offer a quick, cost-effective means of overcoming moderate to severe tooth loss that practically any adult can be considered a good candidate for! However, before we can fit you with dentures, we need to ensure that your mouth is healthy. Issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and dental infections can get significantly worse if left untreated and can make wearing dentures uncomfortable. If any oral health problems are detected, we’ll help you address them to get you on track for dentures.
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Types of Dentures
If you are missing several teeth, we will help you fill in the empty spaces in your smile with partial dentures. A partial denture, or partial, is a removable denture that can be used to replace missing teeth like a puzzle piece that fits around your remaining healthy teeth. They are made from a combination of metal and acrylic to provide you with the strength and durability you need to chew your favorite foods.
Using impressions of your mouth, a base is created, which will feature custom-made prosthetic teeth. It will be made to match your exact size, shape, and color needs to blend in seamlessly with your remaining natural teeth. It is then held in place by attaching to your adjacent teeth to minimize slipping or irritation.
When you are missing all your teeth on one or both arches, full dentures are used. Nowadays, they are made using advanced technology to take impressions of your mouth and create the ideal fit, so they are more comfortable than ever.
A gum-colored base is developed using impressions of your mouth to hold the replacement teeth. It is then held in place using suction or an adhesive, so you can eat your favorite foods and speak without any slipping or discomfort.
The Benefits of Dentures
Understanding the Cost of Dentures
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dentures
Are Implant Dentures More Expensive?
Does Dental Insurance Cover Dentures?
Other Options for Making Dentures Affordable
Regain a Complete Smile Today!
If tooth loss has left you feeling insecure about your appearance, your dentist in North Dental San Antonio has the solutions you need. After performing an initial consultation, we will create a customized treatment plan to fill the empty spaces in your smile.
Stop living with the challenges of tooth loss. Restore your smile and your oral health with dentures today! Contact Legacy Dental SA today to schedule your consultation.
Your first step towards getting back to enjoying a complete set of pearly whites is to come visit us for a consultation. During this first appointment, we’ll have a conversation with you about your tooth replacement goals and address any concerns you may have. Then, after reviewing your medical history, we’ll take a look at your mouth.
Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can make wearing dentures uncomfortable. These problems may even get drastically worse if they’re not treated before you start wearing dentures. If you have any remaining teeth, we’ll inspect them to see how healthy they are. If needed, we can work with you to make a plan to have any problematic teeth removed before designing your dentures. Once your oral health is on track, we can start completing your smile!
Dentures will help you enjoy a full, varied diet once again. However, it will usually take a little bit of time and practice to get used to eating with them. When you first begin wearing your dentures, it’s normal for chewing and eating to feel a little awkward. As you navigate how to eat with your new teeth, feel free to use a little bit of denture adhesive for some additional support.
Initially, you should stick to a diet of soft, nutritious foods. Practice chewing evenly and taking small bites. As eating becomes easier for you, you can start to add stickier, harder, and crunchier foods into your diet as you feel ready to do so. This process takes a different amount of time for everyone, but you should be able to wat most of your favorite foods after about a month of practice.
As an alternative to traditional removable dentures, we can anchor your new teeth in place with dental implants. Instead of resting on your gums or relying on your remaining teeth, implant-retained dentures are supported by small titanium posts that are placed directly into the jawbone. This option offers more comfort, stability, and the potential to replace missing teeth for a lifetime, but you’ll need to have enough jawbone density in order to be considered a good candidate. During your consultation, we’ll review all your tooth replacement options and help you choose the one that’s best for you.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back in life! Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover if dentures are right for you!