When it comes to missing teeth, dentures are often recommended as an all-around great solution to restore your smile. Teeth can be lost or extracted for a variety of reasons, including extensively decayed teeth that can’t be saved with a root canal, later-stage periodontal disease or having fractures in a tooth’s roots.
Partial vs. Complete Dentures
Depending on how many natural teeth you have left in a dental arch, if any, you might need a partial denture versus a complete denture.
-A complete denture restores your smile when you have no teeth in either the bottom or upper arch.
-Partial dentures restore a smile that has one or more missing teeth in a dental arch using ceramic or metal clasps onto the existing teeth to hold them securely.
Getting your Dentures
The first time you wear dentures will mean taking some time to adjust to wearing them. Your diet may need to be limited to soft foods you can chew with your dentures, for example. You’ll need to get used to speaking with the dentures as well, and practicing talking can help.
Your bite can change significantly as the first six months after your teeth have been removed means the supportive tooth bone and gums will shrink from lack of normal stimulation. During this adjustment, your new dentures start to feel loose and they can make clicking sounds when you speak and chew. In some cases, they can slip off of the dental arch or fall out completely. This can easily be fixed with a reline to the denture by our denturist. A reline will make the denture fit and feel better in your mouth. Your dentures can successfully restore your smile and confidence after losing teeth.