Dentures in Uptown
If you require the extraction of multiple teeth then it might be time for a partial or full denture. At Broadway Dental Co. we offer both of these treatment options for our patients looking for an efficient and affordable option to replace their teeth. Not only will a denture help to restore your appearance and confidence, but it will also allow you to regain your normal function again.
How Dentures Work
Dentures are removable prosthetics that are designed to replace missing teeth. When it is necessary to remove multiple teeth or all of your remaining teeth, dentures are often the best treatment option for many patients. At Broadway Dental Co. we always customize our plan for each patient to ensure they are comfortable and happy with their tooth replacement option. We understand esthetics are important and our team is here to discuss even the smallest details to make sure we achieve the best result for you. Planning the right tooth size, shape, shade, placement, and gum color will make sure your smile is as natural as possible.
A complete denture is the option when all of your teeth are planned for extraction or are already missing. Full dentures can be made for both the upper and lower jaws. It’s essential to work with an experienced dentist to ensure an optimal fit of the dentures. It is best to manage your expectations from the beginning. Complete dentures are better than not having any teeth but they do require an adjustment period before they become second nature to you. Other fixed options, such as an implant retained denture, exist for patients who are interested in regaining function more similar to their natural teeth.
Partial dentures are done for those patients who are only missing some teeth. Partial dentures can be done for one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth on both sides of your mouth. These appliances are retained by the remaining teeth so an evaluation must be done to ensure your teeth are healthy enough to support the partial. Multiple options exist for partial dentures. There are traditional metal options and also flexible options that allow for better esthetics. Your dentist will work with you to make sure you choose the option that best fits your needs.
Why choose dentures instead of other types of dental restorations?
Dentures are often a more affordable solution compared to other dental treatment options. For some patients, your remaining teeth may not be sound enough to support complex dental restorations so extractions and dentures might be the only option left. Partial and full dentures come in a variety of options so make sure to discuss your expectations with your dentist prior to beginning treatment.
Should dentures be worn all the time?
The most common recommendation is to wear dentures during the day and remove them at night. Dentures are used to help your ability to speak, chew, and for esthetic reasons. None of these are necessary while you sleep. All dentures should be removed at night to allow the neighboring teeth and underlying tissues to rest. This will also allow you to perform adequate hygiene of these areas to prevent issues over time.
What are the hygiene and maintenance tasks required for dentures?
Every patient needs to be proactive about caring for dentures as they would for their natural teeth. All dentures need to be removed daily and cleaned. You also need to brush any remaining teeth and care for the underlying gum tissue that supports the dentures. We recommend patients wearing partial dentures to maintain regular check up and cleaning appointments to ensure their remaining teeth stay healthy. Complete denture patients should return to our office yearly for a thorough examination of the supporting tissues. Our dental team will provide specific instructions on how to properly clean your dentures at your delivery appointment.
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