Full or Partial Dentures
Are you considering getting full or partial dentures? Do you already have them? Perhaps you may know someone with dentures. Do you have some questions about dentures? What follows is information on what dentures really are and what kind of care they require. Note too, how dentures can improve your oral health.
What are dentures?
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums designed to fit your mouth 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. Nevertheless, regardless of what kind of dentures you may need, at Glen Cove Dentist NY, Dr. Gaeta and his expert team are ready to provide quality and affordable options.
Dr. Gaeta and his team create partial dentures for each individual patient. These replace some of your teeth as opposed to replacing an entire upper or lower set of teeth. Your partial denture, specific to meet your needs, can replace just one or more missing teeth. Sometimes, however, the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges. In this case, partial dentures are the preferred choice instead of other tooth replacement methods.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are prosthetic devices that replace all of your natural teeth. The denture teeth are made out of porcelain or acrylic and held together by an acrylic base. You can have them fitted for your top or bottom gum line, and they are held in place by suction or the help of an oral adhesive. Similar to partial dentures, they are very easy to remove.
How to care for your dentures.
Despite what kind of dentures you may have, both partial and full dentures need to be cleaned daily, just like regular teeth. Even though dentures are made up of artificial teeth, bacteria, plaque, and tartar can still build up on them and can harm existing teeth and gums.
In order to clean your dentures, take them out of your mouth and run clean water over them. This will dislodge any food particles stuck between the teeth, along the gum line, or underneath the structure. Next, brush the dentures all over with a denture brush or very soft toothbrush using a mild soap or a denture cleaner. Be careful not to use any other cleaners, regular toothpaste, or electric toothbrushes. This is because these are all too abrasive and can damage and wear away the denture materials. Last of all, after cleaning, make sure to rinse them well.
Why wear full or partial dentures?
Dentures certainly improve the appearance of a smile that has multiple missing teeth. In addition, but they 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, thus helping you to keep your regular diet and ensuring 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 your full or partial dentures means that troublesome teeth are eliminated and replaced with a strong and beautiful alternative. Your oral health and your confidence in your smile are just two of the reasons you should replace missing teeth with attractive and well fitting dentures. You deserve the right to feel great about your smile as this can influence many aspects of your life, including your social and professional interactions. If you have more questions, Dr. Gaeta and his team are willing to assist you. Hesitate no more! Call for your consultation today!