If you’re searching for an affordable way to replace missing teeth, dentures might be a great option. Residents in and around Yukon, Oklahoma, can rely on James Brunson, DDS, Golnaz Naghdi, DDS, Jennifer Holman, RDH, and the team at Hometown Dental for top-quality full or partial dentures. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone today to learn more.
Dentures are removable dental devices that serve to replace missing teeth. There are two major types of dentures to choose from, depending on your needs.
Partial dentures replace some, but not all, of your natural teeth. They’re a good option if you have gaps in your smile but want to retain as many of your healthy natural teeth as possible. Partial dentures snap into place around your natural teeth, restoring your smile.
Full dentures replace all of your natural teeth. They rest on the surface of your gums, restoring your ability to eat and speak normally.
There’s also an option called implant-supported dentures. These systems, including All-on-4Ⓡ, are held in place using four implants in the top or bottom jaw. Unlike full or partial dentures, these systems cannot be removed for cleaning.
Many people still think of dentures as ill-fitting, unnatural-looking, and uncomfortable dental devices. While that may have been true in decades past, today’s dentures are comfortable, durable, and incredibly lifelike.
Dentures are a great fit for people who lack the necessary bone structure to support dental implants. They’re also a more affordable option than implants, and take less time to receive. It’s important to note, however, that even the best set of dentures will eventually need to be replaced, so be sure to factor that cost in when making your decision.
Food particles and plaque can accumulate on your dentures, just like with natural teeth. While your dentures won’t decay, allowing plaque and bacteria to build up can threaten your gum health, as well as cause problems with remaining natural teeth.
Remove your dentures each day and brush them to keep them clean. Make sure to cover all sides of the dentures, and if you’re not wearing them be sure to store them in a container with water to prevent warping.
Dentures can chip or break, just like your natural teeth. Avoid placing undue pressure on your dentures by chewing ice or using your teeth to pry things open or hold items in place.
If you notice changes in the way your dentures fit, schedule an appointment at Hometown Dental to have them checked, and to determine if your gum tissue is inflamed or worn down.
Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay learning more about whether dentures are right for you.