Dentures are removable tooth prosthetics designed to look and function like natural teeth. They are used to compensate for one or more missing teeth. Today’s dentures are natural-looking and more comfortable than ever.
Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. Replacement teeth create a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and aiding in speaking, chewing, swallowing and smiling.
Partial dentures are attached to the teeth to fill in gaps where other teeth are missing. Partial dentures help maintain the appearance of a healthy smile while also keeping the remaining teeth in their proper alignment instead of shifting over time.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch. Following a few months of total tooth loss, conventional dentures are placed in the patient’s mouth. This is done to allow the gums a chance to heal. Immediate dentures can be used immediately following an extraction, but immediate dentures do not allow for the tissue and bone to settle, which will require adjustments over time. Immediate dentures will need to be relined in the future to regain a better fit.
Implant-supported dentures, or implant dentures, are a type of restoration designed to replace most or all missing teeth. This treatment uses several dental implants to secure a denture-like appliance on the gumline, providing a more stable and comfortable alternative to traditional dentures.
Will I need to follow any special after-care instructions?
Once your dentures are ready, you can begin wearing them daily. Expect the first few weeks to be an adjustment period, during this time you will adapt to the feel of your new dentures, as well as learn how to manipulate your tongue and cheek muscles to keep them in place. You may also experience slight irritation or soreness from the initial denture wear, although this should subside after a few days or weeks.
Yes, dental implants can be used to support cemented bridges, eliminating the need for a denture.
Many Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen patients elect dentures for tooth replacement if they are not candidates for dental implants or are otherwise looking for a tooth replacement option that is more affordable and budget-friendly.
Are you hiding your smile? Talk to Dr. Beeram. At Beach Grove Dental Tsawwassen, we can help you smile again.