Dentures - Complete & Partials
If you have lost your natural teeth, getting dentures would be one of the best remedies. Visit us at Atlantic Dentistry for comfortable and long-lasting dentures. They are artificial teeth and gums that replace missing teeth, either partially or fully. Regardless of the type of denture that you are looking for, our dental professionals can provide one that is custom-fitted and visually-matched. Dentures mimic natural teeth, but most importantly, they don’t get in the way of other functions of the mouth.
What Materials Are Dentures Made of?
In the past, dentures used to be made out of porcelain and plastic, but at present we mostly use hard resin. This material (hard resin) is not as tough as teeth, and it’s prone to chipping and cracking, thus you must get a new set of dentures every five years. To ensure that it fits neatly on the natural gumline, the supporting structure of the dentures is also made from resin. This material wears down much faster than natural teeth.
Should I Wear Dentures?
When you have several teeth missing, you are likely to be hesitant to smile, because you’d worry about people judging you. By wearing dentures, you appear like someone with a mouth full of teeth, thus kicking away your anxiety. Dentures not only improve your smile, but they also restore the structure of your face, specifically by defining your jaw. When you are missing teeth, it is common for your face to appear puffy. If you’re missing teeth, you are going to have difficulty chewing certain foods, but dentures allow you to carry on eating most foods, and you won’t experience any challenges chewing the food. Dentures provide a solution to various dental problems. For instance, if your teeth are rotting, or if they fall out as a result of gum disease, dentures can give you a second shot with artificial teeth.
Types of Dentures
There are different types of dentures, and each one of them is great for different reasons. Our dental specialists listen to your needs and they help you select the best type of denture. The following are the types of dentures.
They are typically used when the adjacent teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge, or when more than a few teeth are missing. The artificial teeth are kept in position by a clasp that is attached to adjacent teeth. They can be taken out at any time.
Also known as full dentures or false teeth, they are used when all your natural teeth are missing. They are kept in place by suction, and in the beginning, you might feel a bit sore from wearing them, but that feeling soon goes away. Complete dentures can be further divided into immediate dentures and conventional dentures. Immediate dentures are put in once your teeth are extracted so that even during the healing period, which can last up six months, you still have teeth. Conventional dentures are put in long after the teeth have been extracted. They are placed over the gums and kept in position via suction, touching the roof of the mouth. If most of your natural teeth are missing, you might want to have dentures.
Come to our office at Atlantic Dentistry for quality dental procedures. A denture improves your smile, enables you to chew properly, and improves your facial structure. You can contact us at 904 717-0335.