When it comes to dentures, many people expect they will need them eventually. Proper care of your teeth can help your teeth last throughout your lifetime, but if you should find the majority of your teeth missing, dentures can help renew your smile, improving both the look and functionality. People may lose their teeth for a number of reasons: accident, illness, medication, or aging. If you feel your smile would benefit from dentures, we can help.
We can provide complete dentures to replace all teeth or a partial denture to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial can be made of acrylic or a cast partial with metal structure and clasps to create the optimal customized fit. Both complete and partial dentures are made from an impression of the wearer’s mouth. Once the mold is made and the measurements are sent off to a dental lab to be made into permanent dentures.
Dr. Paul DeMan also provides implant retained dentures and fixed bridges.
Even if you are missing only a few of your natural teeth, finding a way to fill in those gaps is important to maintaining a healthy, functioning smile. When teeth are missing, the remaining natural teeth can shift and move out of alignment. These natural teeth are also more susceptible to wear. Shifted or worn down teeth can throw of your bite, making not only the missing teeth the reason it’s harder to chew. Dentures allow you to eat more of what you want with fewer restrictions. Additionally, dentures give your face a fuller appearance because a significant amount of missing teeth can cause your cheeks to look sunken or sagging.
There are 4 different types of dentures available from Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry. These include:
Just like with natural teeth, you need to take care of your dentures every day. Here are some tips to remember:
Not sure if dentures are right for you? We can help you decide by discussing your oral health needs and what to expect from wearing dentures. Contact Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry to schedule a consultation.