Dentures are a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth. They help to restore the smile and chewing ability. If you need dentures, give us a call today!
When are Dentures needed?
Dentures may be necessary to replace missing teeth. Tooth loss can negatively affect a person’s smile, chewing ability, and ability to speak clearly. Losing teeth also leads to bone loss. This can alter your appearance and reduce your treatment options for replacing missing teeth. To avoid these complications, patients should seek treatment for their tooth loss as soon as possible. Denture teeth are made to mimic the look of natural teeth. This helps to give you a beautiful confident smile. Coastal Smiles provides affordable high-quality permanent dentures.
Dentures can be made to be fixed or removable. Fixed use implants to stay locked into the mouth permanently. They can only be removed via surgery. Removable use suction and grip of the bone, remaining teeth, or implants for stabilization and retention in order to stay securely in place. Removable dentures can be taken in and out by the patient. Those connected to implants that can be removed by the patient are called overdentures, which are sometimes referred to as “snap-in dentures.”
Types of Removable Dentures
These support all of the teeth and are also known as “complete dentures”. Full dentures utilize suction in order to stay in the mouth. This why it is very important for your dentist to make a well fitted set custom to you. This will help you talk and chew and also helps recreate your smile. Full dentures will give you confidence to smile again.
These replace some teeth, but connect to a patient’s remaining teeth. Partial Dentures are made to match the remaining teeth for a great aesthetic look.
What Do Partial Dentures Look Like?
Removable partials are either made with a sturdy metal base or a flexible base. Flexible partials are connected to a gum colored base to give a natural look.
A partial for back teeth is important as it replaces the chewing ability that was lost by the patient. A partial that replaces some or all of the front teeth is important for a patient’s look and smile. The false teeth are made with esthetics in mind as well as chewing and speaking (function).
Immediate vs. Conventional Denture
An immediate is one that immediately follows tooth extraction. A conventional is one that is made after no extractions or many months after extractions. These are similar in cost, but the immediate will also include the costs of tooth extractions.
Permanent Vs. Interim Dentures
The majority of dentures that we provide are “permanent dentures.” Permanent Dentures are made to last a long time, whereas Interim Dentures are temporary tooth replacements.
Schedule an appointment at our office for a full comprehensive evaluation to determine if dentures are right for you. You may be a candidate if you have multiple missing teeth. If you have an existing pair that are not fitting well, we are here to help. Symptoms may include: sore spots, a cut in the gums, a decreased ability to speak, and a poor diet due to an inability to chew. High-quality low-cost dentures are a phone call away.