Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. This type of prosthetic device is custom-made to fit your mouth and restore the function of your teeth. Dentures can improve your quality of life by:
Restoring your ability to talk and chew properly
Enhancing your appearance and smile
Increasing your self-esteem and confidence
Wearing dentures also helps to support the facial muscles and prevent sunken-in cheeks that can occur with tooth loss. Dentures may even promote your overall health by making it easier to eat a nutritious diet.
There are two types of removable dentures: partial and full. Partial dentures fill in the gaps left by one or multiple missing teeth, while full dentures replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
A partial denture fills in the spaces created by missing teeth. They are made of medical-grade metal and acrylic and are held in place by metal clasps or precision attachments.
When you lose one or a few teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible. Your teeth play an important role in speaking, chewing, and maintaining the proper alignment of your bite. A partial denture can help you regain these functions. It also helps restore your smile and prevent your remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position.
Partial dentures are made by taking impressions of your teeth, which are then used to create a model of your mouth. The false teeth are then created based on the model, and the denture is fitted to your mouth to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
Our dental professionals will use the latest technology and materials to create natural-looking dentures that blend in with your existing teeth.
You need full dentures if you've lost all of your teeth in either the upper or lower jaw or both jaws. This can be due to various reasons, such as tooth decay, periodontal disease, or trauma. Regardless of the cause, dentures can help to restore chewing function and improve the overall aesthetics of the smile.
Full dentures (also called complete dentures) are usually made of an acrylic resin base that looks like natural gums. The base covers the gum and the palate and supports a full set of artificial teeth.
The replacement teeth are held in place by natural suction or a small dental adhesive. The base must fit snugly over the gums, as loose-fitting dentures can cause irritation.
We know that your smile is unique, and Dr. Samani has the experience to help you select the teeth that appear most natural and harmonious in your smile. This gives you the option to customize your look, whether you want a "new" smile or just want to restore the one you had.
Removable dentures must be replaced every five to eight years on average, although this will depend on how well they are cared for and how often they are worn. See a dentist regularly, even if you have dentures, as they can help spot any problems early on.
Rinse your mouth after eating, and avoid using harsh mouthwashes or toothpaste that could damage the appliance. Removing your dentures at night can help your gums rest and breathe. Finally, be sure to visit your dentist regularly to check the fit of your dentures and make any necessary adjustments.
Dentures are usually removable, but some options can be fixed in place with dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are more stable and look more natural than traditional removable ones. Dental implants anchor them into the jawbone and do not rely on suction to stay in place like other types of dentures.
A full set of dentures can last up to 10 years, while partial dentures can last up to 15 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, you can prolong the lifespan of your dentures. Several factors affect the longevity of your dentures, including the type of denture you have, how well you take care of them, and your overall oral health.
It is possible to eat with removable dentures, but it may take some time to get used to them. It would help to cut your food into smaller pieces and chew them slowly and thoroughly. You should also avoid sticky or hard foods that could cause the dentures to shift or become loose. With practice, most people can eat normally with their dentures.