Dentures are ideal for many individuals to restore their smile after losing teeth. At Lone Peak Dental Care, we offer dentures as a replacement for missing teeth and as a more affordable alternative to implants. They are removable for daily cleaning and are usually secured by natural suction, though they can also be supported by dental implants for a more secure fit. It may take some getting used to when you first get your dentures. Over time, you will get used to your dentures and may even forget they are there! If your dentures become loose or uncomfortable, talk to our dentist about ways they can be adjusted to better fit your mouth.
A complete denture is used to replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both. The teeth are secured to a gum-colored plastic resin base. The denture is held in place using suction and with the help of special pastes. Just like regular dentures, the appliance must be removed for cleaning purposes.
Patients who have an entire arch of natural teeth missing are usually good candidates for full-arch dentures. However, candidates for this procedure must understand that it takes time to adjust to wearing these appliances. These patients must also practice oral hygiene to ensure their teeth and gums are healthy and clean.
Benefits of Full Dentures
A full denture provides stability for the jawbone and bite and the ability to chew and speak properly. Complete dentures are custom-made to resemble natural teeth, so no one will know at first glance that your smile has been restored. The materials are also very high-quality and durable, providing years or even decades of use.
The partial denture is used when enough natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw that can support it. They are made of acrylic resin and sometimes contain metal attachments to aid in retaining them in the mouth. Metal clasps that wrap around the remaining natural teeth are the most common attachment method.
The Advantages of a Partial Denture
A partial denture can replace missing teeth, restore chewing function, and prevent other teeth from shifting out of place. The dentures are removable for cleaning, but they should be worn as much as possible to promote healing and keep the gums healthy.
By restoring your smile and preserving your health, you will improve your quality of life and enhance the look of your smile. Contact our dentist if you’ve lost a few teeth and want to learn more about getting a partial denture to help restore your bright, healthy smile.
Caring for your dentures is just like caring for natural teeth. It would help if you brushed them with a soft toothbrush daily to remove plaque and food debris. For the best dental care, visit Lone Peak Dental Care at 9853 So. 700 E., Sandy, UT 84070, or call (801) 572-4430. We can review your oral health needs and develop a treatment plan to restore your mouth's full function and health.