Can Dentures Restore My Smile?
If your smile is incomplete, we’d be more than happy to help you find the most suitable dental restorations for your needs. Dentures are removable oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing several teeth or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore the function, beauty, and health of your smile. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete & Partial Dentures
Dentures, both complete and partial, are one of the most preferred dental treatments in Rochester Hills (Rochester, MI) dental clinic. Used for replacing missing teeth, there are various types of dentures, each being used for different situations.
What Are Complete and Partial Dentures?
Dentures have mainly two different types: full (complete) dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are basically complete sets of artificial teeth that are used in order to replace every single tooth on the upper or lower jawbone. They are usually attached to the gums by a type of special adhesive that keeps the set of artificial teeth in place. Dentures usually keep the artificial teeth together with the help of metal or resin frames. Most dentures used today are highly durable and can be used for years before needing replacement.
Partial dentures, which are also known as dental bridges as can be understood from the name of it. A partial denture only replaces a number of missing teeth on a jawbone. Partial dentures are usually kept in place by using natural teeth as support points. They are attached to the natural teeth with the help of special clasps and metal frames, and they are kept in place with the help of these clasps. Partial dentures are usually preferred by patients that have a few or more healthy natural teeth.
How Are Full Dentures and Partial Dentures Different?
While full dentures aim to replace all of the teeth on a jawbone, partial dentures can only replace a number of them. Full dentures are usually recommended for patients that are old or don’t have healthy jawbones and gums. On the other hand, partial dentures can be used by everyone, although most patients with healthy jawbones and gums prefer dental implants.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
Dentures are actually very easy to care for. Removable dentures can be brushed, flossed, and soaked into special denture solutions. These solutions clean the dentures and help them have a longer lifespan. Unremovable dentures can also be flossed and brushed just like natural teeth, but they are not suitable for special denture solutions. However, you can use standard mouthwash solutions for partial dentures too.
Removable dentures might require you to rinse your mouth and clean the upper side of the denture every time you remove them since the adhesive remaining in these areas needs replacement every time the denture is removed and worn again.
Dentures can be cared for just like natural teeth. The best way to care for them and clean them is by brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash solutions.
Are There Any Other Types of Dentures?
There are actually various types of dentures, each of which is used for a different purpose. The widely-used types of dentures that are available at Rochester Hills dental clinic (which is located in Rochester, MI) are:
- Full (Traditional/Conventional/Complete) Dentures
- Partial Dentures
- Immediate Dentures
- Implant-Supported Dentures (Dental Bridges)
- Snap-in Dentures
- Custom Dentures
For further information about dentures or other dental services Rochester Hills dental clinic offers, you can call us at (248-650-2440), or you can visit our Rochester Hills clinic in Rochester, MI.
- A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. We may suggest a complete denture to replace all of the teeth in both arches or just one, depending on your individual needs. Our dentist may suggest using a denture adhesive for improved stability.” and add “If you’re tired of using denture adhesive, you can achieve enhanced stability with dental implants.
- A partial denture is used if you are missing multiple teeth but have remaining natural teeth. A partial denture often includes a thin framework or clasps that attach to the natural teeth for a secure fit.
Our dentist may recommend complete or partial dentures to restore your smile if you are missing multiple teeth; dentures can improve your ability to properly speak and eat, restore your natural facial volume, and enhance the overall beauty of your smile. Your dentures will be custom-made to fit your smile comfortably, aesthetically, and securely.
The Benefits of Dentures
Improved functionality (How dentures can help with chewing and speaking?)
Dentures can significantly improve a person’s ability to chew and speak by replacing missing teeth and providing support for the facial muscles. Here’s how dentures help with chewing and speaking:
- Chewing: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew food properly, leading to poor digestion and a limited diet. Dentures replace these missing teeth, providing a biting surface that allows individuals to chew food effectively. With a proper bite, denture wearers can enjoy a wider variety of foods and maintain a healthier diet.
- Stability: Dentures provide stability by filling in gaps created by missing teeth. This stability helps prevent remaining natural teeth from shifting out of place, which can cause further oral health issues.
- Jawbone support: When teeth are missing, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate due to lack of stimulation by tooth roots. Dentures help maintain jawbone density by providing support and stimulation, which can prevent further bone loss and facial sagging.
- Speech: Missing teeth can make it difficult to pronounce certain words and sounds, leading to slurred or unclear speech. Dentures replace these missing teeth, allowing individuals to articulate words properly and speak more clearly.
- Confidence: Difficulty chewing and speaking can lead to embarrassment and social anxiety. Dentures can help restore an individual’s confidence by improving their ability to eat and communicate effectively.
- Facial appearance: Missing teeth can cause the facial muscles to sag, leading to a prematurely aged appearance. Dentures provide support to the facial muscles, helping to maintain a more youthful and natural appearance.
Overall, dentures can greatly improve a person’s quality of life by restoring their ability to chew food properly, speak clearly, and maintain a healthy and confident appearance.
Call Us To Receive Dentures From A Professional
Dr. Gehan Girgis is highly experienced at restoring smiles and can gladly do so with our high-quality complete and partial dentures in Rochester Hills, Michigan. To learn if dentures are right for you, please call River Square Family Dentistry at 248-650-2440 and arrange for a visit with our dentist.
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