If you are looking to enhance the aesthetics and appearance of your smile or restore the structure of your mouth, then custom-made dentures can benefit you. At One Health Dental, in Dallas, TX, our dental specialists can help you restore your lost teeth with the help of dentures to ensure that you gain the most comfortable fit and natural appearance possible.
If you have one or several lost teeth, we will help you find the best option that suits you. Besides, we will custom-create your dentures to ensure that your dentures provide you the maximum level of satisfaction while meeting our high standards for exceptional dental care.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable appliances that work as a replacement for teeth that have been lost due to tooth decay, gum disease, or injury. They can be designed to fit the entire mouth as complete dentures or just certain sections of the mouth like partial dentures. Besides replacing the natural teeth, dentures help support facial structure and prevent the sagging of the facial muscles. This type of restorative dentistry can help revitalize the appearance and profile of your face and restore your self-confidence.
Common Types of Dentures
Complete dentures, or conventional dentures, comprise a full set of customized prosthetic teeth that assist in replacing all of the natural teeth in the mouth. Conventional dentures are removable and are usually created for patients who have had all their natural teeth removed, following the complete healing period of the gums.
Partial dentures are the perfect choice for patients who have only some of their teeth missing, either in the upper or lower arch of the mouth. They are similar to dental bridges and help fill considerable gaps created by missing teeth, except that partial dentures are removable.
Immediate dentures are attached inside the mouth immediately following the removal of the teeth. However, patients with immediate dentures must have their dentures adjusted several times in the first few months of use.
Overdentures are artificial teeth that are supported by dental implants. This type of denture reduces bone loss by providing jaw bone stimulation; and provides suitable stability to the face.
How to Care for Your Dentures?
Taking care of your dentures is a vital aspect of maintaining adequate oral health and the longevity of your dentures. As dentures are removable, caring for dentures is much easier than caring for natural teeth. The following measures are essential to ensure adequate daily denture care.
- Brush the dentures every day with a soft-bristle toothbrush to avoid bacterial growth.
- Rinse the dentures following each meal to remove any food particles.
- Disinfect the dentures using a cleanser specially made for dentures.
- Keep the dentures in a denture solution when not in use to prevent cracking.
- Regularly clean your gums and tongue.
- Should the dentures crack or break, consult the dentist immediately.
Call us at One Health Dental today at (214) 275-4808 or schedule your dental consultation and know more about dentures.