"Can Dentures Help With Missing Teeth?"
When a tooth is lost from decay or trauma, there are multiple reasons that you may want to have it replaced. Medically speaking, every tooth in your mouth is essential to helping others stay in position and to retain the health and strength of your jawbone. Teeth also play an important role in normal speech and allow you to properly chew your food so you gain the most nutrition from them. Beyond the practical reasons, there are also aesthetic ones. Gaps in your teeth can cause self-image issues and concerned about flashing your smile. Dunwin Dental offers natural-looking restoration solutions in the form of crowns and bridges.
Types of Dentures
Missing teeth can be a serious problem, impacting one’s ability to eat properly and speak clearly. Dentures are a popular and effective solution for providing patients with a prosthetic solution for missing teeth and have been in use for centuries. Modern technology has created dentures that are more comfortable, more effective, and more natural in appearance than ever before. Patients can choose from two types of dentures- full and partial dentures.
A partial denture may be suggested as a solution when a patient is only missing some of their teeth. These dentures are fitted to a metal framework or plastic base that is designed to fit snugly around the patient’s remaining teeth. Some patients who receive these dentures will use them as a permanent solution to their dental replacement needs. In other cases, they are designed and worn while the patient’s oral cavity heals from other treatments. Upon completion of the healing process, the partial denture will be removed, and permanent solutions put in place.
The Denture Treatment Process and What to Expect
Your First Appointment
- Our team at Dunwin Dental will take photos to assess restoration areas. We will consult with you about the goals for your smile.
- We will go over different material options that best fit your needs.
- We will take dental impressions at your first appointment so that our labs can create the denture bases.
Your Second Appointment
- We will test the initial framework based on the impression and make sure they are fitting properly.
- If we need to make adjustments, we will send them back to the dental lab.
Your Third Appointment (If Necessary)
- Our dentists will place temporary dentures and take pictures to evaluate aesthetics and function.
Your Final Appointment
- Once the final dentures are completed, you will come in for your final appointment to replace the temporary dentures.
- You will receive post-insertion care and instructions. You’ll also be given a run-down of what to expect in the first few days.
Denture After Care
- Brush your dentures daily to remove food, stains, bacteria and plaque, just like you would your normal teeth.
- Clean your dentures daily with a soft toothbrush and a gentle cleanser to prevent buildup and scratching.