Do you need a dentist for dentures? The loss of one or more teeth can leave us less than willing to smile. Not only can losing our teeth impact our self-esteem, but it can also have an impact on our overall quality of life. Dentures are a good way to restore your smile, and help you to live the life that you deserve.
Whether you are looking for replacement dentures or you are looking for your first set of dentures, it’s important to remember that not all dentures are created equally.
While it may be tempting to consider purchasing dentures from an online source, you should keep in mind that dentures should really be customized for your unique needs. This will ensure that they fit comfortably and firmly in your mouth. They should look natural when you smile or talk to family and friends. Above all, your dentures should restore your ability to eat and speak.
Your dentist can help to fit you for dentures that are crafted from top-quality materials, and that are made to fit the shape of your mouth and your gums. Today’s engineered dentures bear no structural resemblance to the ill-fitted dentures that we’re all likely familiar with.
X-rays and impressions will help to determine the right fit for your new dentures. Once your dentures have been made it’ll be as simple as getting them fit in place in your dentist’s office. A well-made set of dentures will stay in place due to the natural suction in your mouth, but you can also use a denture adhesive if you would prefer to.
For those who are missing just a few teeth, a partial denture can be created. This prosthetic will look just like the natural teeth around it, and you’ll even find that the color of your natural teeth can be matched for a wholly natural look.
With good care, your traditional dentures can last a lifetime. They should be cleaned daily, with a denture-safe toothpaste and toothbrush. The better care that you take of your dentures, the longer they will provide you with a comfortable fit.
Considering implant-supported dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer all of the benefits as traditional dentures, with one key difference. Traditional dentures can be readily removed when it’s time to clean them or perhaps when you’re ready to sleep. Implant-supported dentures are affixed to four strategically placed implant posts in your mouth. They offer more stability than traditional dentures do, when you’re eating or speaking.
There is no special cleaning required when you have implant-supported dentures, and you’ll be able to brush your prosthetic teeth just as you would your natural teeth.
Dentures do not stop the tissue and bone recession in the jaw. When you lose one or more teeth, the jawbone and the gum tissues will start to recede. This can have many other consequences, and can even lead to the signs of premature aging on your face. Implant-supported dentures will stop the bone and gum receding.
Are you ready to restore your smile? Call Ideal Smiles Dental today, to schedule your appointment. The office can be reached at 718-535-1196.