If you have lost teeth, it may create many health problems that have to be resolved promptly, to prevent facial deterioration, jawbone decline, and aged appearance. At Whitlow Dental Care, we recommend dentures to reinstate your oral functions and smile aesthetics.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are distinctively designed to completely replace your missing teeth from the upper or lower arch of the mouth. They remain in position using suction force available in the mouth or special dental adhesives. Additionally, customized dentures can be made to be secured with dental implants to create a secure bond.
What Are Partial Dentures/Partials?
Partial dentures are removable appliances that fill the spaces created by a few missing teeth in a row. They consist of prosthetic teeth mounted on a plastic base, designed and colored to look like your natural gums, and will be supported by your existing teeth.
Why Would You Need Dentures?
There are multiple reasons you may need to consider having full or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be a durable option to restore your oral functions and smiles if you have experienced tooth loss due to decay, gum infections, or accidents. Dentures prevent the shifting of the teeth from their original positions. In addition, if you wear dentures, they will allow you to speak clearly as they are fabricated to fit securely over your natural teeth and bite.
What Are Common Reasons for Getting a Partial Denture?
Partial dentures are created to replace one missing tooth or several missing teeth. They can help fill out your smile, improve your ability to chew, and restore your speech.
What Is the Process for Getting Dentures and Partials?
Before fitting the dentures, your mouth needs to be prepared appropriately. During this preparation, we may need to extract teeth. Meanwhile, you may also be given temporary dentures to use while you heal. Once your mouth has healed sufficiently, we will make a model from an impression of the oral cavity. The impression is sent over to our dental lab to have your dentures constructed. After the dentures are ready, we will fit your new dentures after making the necessary adjustments to make sure you have a correct fit and bite.
Tips on Caring for Your Dentures
- Clean the dentures after every meal.
- Do not go to sleep wearing dentures.
- When not used, store the dentures in a container of cool water.
- Avail dental care if you develop mouth sores, gum irritation, or an infection.
- Don't try to adjust dentures on your own, as you could break them.
- Receive regular dental exams to prevent cavities in the natural teeth, protect gum health, and experience a comfortable denture fit.
We are happy to hear from you, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment with Dentist in Fresno CA. Call Whitlow Dental Care at (559) 441-7700 or stop by our office. 1326 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93721