If you have one or more missing teeth, many treatment options are designed to restore your esthetics and function. Dentures are one of the most cost-effective methods for replacing lost teeth. Usually, dentures are removable but they can also be fixed depending upon the dental need of the patient. In simple words, dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic (plastic). They fit over the gums to replace missing teeth and gums.
What are the types of dentures?
Mainly there are two types of dentures:
Partial dentures: that replace either just a single tooth or a few missing teeth
Complete dentures: that replace a full set of upper or lower teeth
Other types of dentures include:
What are the benefits of dentures?
Dentures restore your missing teeth so that you can smile confidently once again. Other benefits dentures may offer:
Are Dentures Right for Me?
You can be a good candidate for dentures if you practice
What is the difference between a plastic vs metal denture?
Metal dentures are stronger and expensive compared to plastic dentures. The important point to remember is in the case of metal dentures, the base is metal, but they have gum-colored plastic to mimic natural-looking teeth attach to them.
Are there any complications?
It takes some time to adjust to your new set of artificial teeth. You may experience some discomfort while you adapt to your dentures.
Fortunately, all these complications are treatable and there is nothing much to worry about.
How do I clean the dentures?
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) recommends that dentures be cleaned daily by soaking and brushing with an effective, non-abrasive denture cleanser to eliminate disease-causing bacteria and fungi.
Some useful tips for good denture care:
Be careful, avoid following to increase the life of your artificial teeth:
Always contact your dentist if your:
How long do dentures last?
If proper care is taken, dentures should last a minimum of five to ten years.
What are the alternative restorative options?
There are many options to restore missing teeth but the following two are most common:
A bridge is a false set of teeth, which is kept securely in place by two adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
One of the best treatment options to restore missing teeth is a dental implant because of it is durability. Dental implants are permanent and long-lasting.
Schedule a Consultation:
At Royal Dental, our dedicated team and experienced dentist are professionally trained to guide you about your oral health needs in Houston. If you have questions or concerns related to any Dentures, call us today 713-330-7700 or Book your appointment online to schedule your consultation.