Replace Lost Teeth With Natural Looking Dentures
Losing some or all of your teeth can be a severe hit to your self-esteem. No matter how you lost your teeth, you can get your smile looking as good as new with a set of dentures. False teeth have come a long way over the years, and they are more robust, faster to fabricate, and cheaper than ever.
What Are Dentures and How Do They Work?
Dentures are a removable oral appliance attached to a gum-colored base. They help restore both the aesthetic and functionality of natural teeth lost for whatever reason. There are four different types of dentures available, whether you need to fill gaps in your smile or need a full set of replacement teeth.
Partial dentures replace gaps in your smile created by missing teeth. They also help keep your remaining teeth from shifting into the gaps left by those missing teeth.
Complete dentures are a full set of false teeth for your top teeth, bottom teeth, or both. These dentures fully restore your oral function while giving you a perfect smile.
Flexible dentures are a type of partial denture with softer, nylon bases. They are less prone to breaking if mishandled, are quicker to make, and are more comfortable than traditional dentures. They are, however, more prone to bacterial build-up and much harder to make adjustments too, so you will need to take extra steps to keep them clean and maintain.
Temporary dentures are available immediately after the removal of teeth. Wearing temporary dentures will help you get used to the feeling before your permanent set arrives.
Creating Your Dentures
No matter which type of dentures you need, the first step in creating them is getting proper measurements of your jaw. We do this by taking molds of your mouth and using those to create your new dentures, making adjustments as needed to ensure a comfortable and natural fit.
Do I Need Dentures?
If you currently have missing teeth or suffer from severe gum or bone disease, you may be a good candidate for dentures. If you have, or experience, any of the following, get in touch with our dental team to discuss your options:
- Gaps in your teeth
- Loose teeth
- Damaged or missing teeth
- Chronic tooth pain
- Swollen, bleeding, or sore gums
- Difficulty chewing food
- Periodontal disease (bone disease)
Caring for Dentures
Like their natural counterparts, dentures benefit from twice-daily brushing and flossing. Be mindful never to use hot water on your dentures, as this can warp them. When not in your mouth, they can be kept sanitary with a variety of over-the-counter denture cleansers.
Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Can Restore Your Smile With Dentures
Whether you need partial or complete dentures, our professional dental team at Superior Cosmetic & Family Dentistry can help restore your smile and regain the function of your teeth. We proudly serve the Bowie, Maryland, area’s wide range of dental needs. Give us a call today at (301) 464-2323 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online.