Tooth loss, whether from age, disease, or injury, can be traumatic for anyone, especially adults. We are made to believe that our “permanent teeth” will last our lifetime and if they don’t, we’re not sure where to turn. Tooth loss can have an effect on confidence and self-esteem, and leave you uncomfortable about smiling. Dr. Suri is committed to restoring smiles and she offers patients both partial and full dentures to restore their smiles.
Removable partial dentures are an option for patients who still have remaining teeth. They are composed of a gum-colored base with artificial teeth and a metal framework. The dentures snap in and out of the mouth, much like a retainer. Patients are able to remove them for sleeping and easy cleaning.
Complete dentures are used when a patient is missing an entire arch of teeth. Usually made of resin, full dentures are designed to look like an entire set of natural teeth. They can be held in place with dental implants or dental adhesives.
Many patients are apprehensive of dentures, worried that they will look cheap, or be noticeable and uncomfortable. With the aid of Dr. Suri, patients can feel confident that their dentures will look and feel natural. To ensure the dentures function properly, it’s important to have a proper fit. Patients should notify us if there is any discomfort with the dentures.
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There is an adjustment period with both partial and full dentures. This is because the muscles in the mouth need to learn how to work with the dentures. During this learning time, daily tasks such as chewing and speaking can feel awkward. This will go away quickly, and soon you’ll be happy and confident with your beautiful new smile.
It is important to take proper care of your dentures in order to ensure that they last for a long time. Make sure to clean them daily and take them out for sleeping. Also, take special caution to keep them out of reach of pets and children, and always place a towel on the bathroom counter when handling them to prevent breakage.
If you are in the Garland area, call Kings Dental to set up a dentures consultation today.