West Park Row Dental- Dentures:
It is a beautiful alternative to natural teeth.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are formed to your mouth and created by your dentists to replace lost or removed natural teeth. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they can either replace all teeth on either the top or bottom gum line, or just a few that are missing. Dentures can be made to resemble your natural teeth so that there will be little change in your appearance. Dentures may even improve your look by giving you a more confident smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, here at West Park Row Dental, Dr. Natalie Vo-Pham will be able to custom design it to fit your mouth and make it visually match your existing teeth.
What are Dentures made out of?
Dentures are artificial teeth that are made out of porcelain or plastic, but more modern dentures are generally made out of hard resin. The material used to make dentures are known to be more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip or crack if dropped or otherwise uncared for. This material also wears down quicker than natural teeth and thus must be replaced with a new set of dentures every five years or so. The supporting structure of dentures that holds the artificial teeth in place and resembles the natural gum line is often made out of a similar resin used for the teeth, or a more flexible polymer material that fits snugly on the natural gum line.
Why wear Dentures?
Dentures not only improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple teeth, but they also keep the structure of the mouth sound by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. Dentures also make it possible to eat foods that require chewing, making it possible to keep your diet the same and ensure that you are properly nourished. Lastly, dentures are a viable solution to replace teeth that are causing serious pain and oral health issues, such as those with rotted roots or severe damage. Having dentures fitted means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative.
Type of Dentures?
The two main types of dentures are conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are made and inserted after the troublesome teeth have been extracted and the tissue have been healed, which can take several months. Immediate dentures are inserted right away after the removal of remaining teeth. Your dentist will have already taken measurement of the jaws at a prior appointment . The obvious advantage to immediate dentures is that you don't ever have to be without teeth. However, since healing may affect the fit of immediate dentures, they may requires further adjustment to fit properly. For patients with severe bone loss and have a very little retention to hold the denture in place, the third option as known as implant overdenture can be considered. Dental implants can be predictably placed to support an overdenture, providing retention, added stability and an affordable alternative to conventional denture.
The Benefits of Dentures
If you are unsure whether dentures might be the best treatment option for you, be sure to talk with our office here at West Park Row Dental. Dr. Natalie Vo-Pham and her professional staff will provide you with information about dentures and it advantages such as: Improving your oral health to make chewing possible and why it is a viable solution to teeth that are causing you serious pain.
If you have any questions regarding dentures, or you would like to see if they are the right option for you contact West Park Row Dental! We ensure our patients’ smiles are happy and healthy!