Dentures are versatile oral appliances designed to replace multiple missing teeth, ensuring not only functional restoration but also the rejuvenation of your smile’s health and aesthetics. There are two primary types of dentures with our dentists may recommend to restore your smile: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Complete dentures are recommended when all teeth in a dental arch are missing. Whether you are missing teeth in the upper, lower or both arches, complete dentures can effectively restore your ability to speak, chew and smile confidently. To enhance stability, our dentists may suggest using a denture adhesive, ensuring a secure fit.
When some natural teeth remain, partial dentures come into play. These customized dental prosthetics are designed to replace missing teeth while latching onto your existing natural teeth with a thin framework or clasps. The result is a secure and comfortable fit that seamlessly blends with your remaining teeth.
Adjusting to Dentures
Adapting to dentures may require a brief adjustment period. Initially, you may experience minor discomfort or difficulty speaking and eating. However, with practice and time, you will become more accustomed to wearing them. Patience is key, and our dentists and team can provide valuable guidance during this transition.
Proper denture care is essential for longevity and oral health. Regular cleaning, using a denture brush and non-abrasive cleaner, is crucial to prevent plaque buildup and staining. Remember to remove your dentures at night to allow your gums to rest. Please also continue to make and keep your regular dental appointments — your cleanings and exams will include a check of your dentures to ensure they are in good condition and that they continue to fit comfortably and securely.
Accidents happen, and dentures can become damaged. If your dentures break, crack or no longer fit correctly, seek professional assistance promptly. Attempting to repair them yourself can lead to further problems. Denture repair or replacement, when necessary, will ensure your smile remains functional and appealing.
Dentures offer an excellent solution for those with missing teeth. They can improve your speech, eating ability and facial aesthetics. Contact Grove Dental Center today at 201-200-0222 to learn more about how dentures in Jersey City, New Jersey, can restore your confidence and overall oral health and schedule an appointment with Dr. Sushma Halthore, Dr. Rashi or Dr. Milena Narsesyan.