Dentures - Complete, Partial, & Custom
There is nothing like having a full set of teeth. When you have them, you take them for granted. Think about all of goofy things you have done with your teeth over the years. You may have opened all sorts of bottles and cans with your teeth. You may not have taken care of your teeth the way you should. Maybe you didn’t brush your teeth as often as you should, or you may have missed some dental checkups.
Whatever happened to your teeth, the fact that they are missing, probably causes you problems. You may not smile the way you used to. You may not be able to eat the way you used to, either. Did you know that there are alternatives for you? We can help you regain your lost teeth with full or partial dentures. Let Queen Anne Family Dental give you some information about complete and partial dentures.
What Are Dentures?
You can remove both your complete and partial dentures because they are considered appliances. You can take them in and out of your mouth whenever you need to. Complete and partial dentures are made of a mixture of plastic, acrylic, and porcelain. All of these materials make your dentures feel more natural, but they also make your dentures strong enough to handle chewing, singing or speaking. Dentures can replace both your upper and lower teeth - those are called complete dentures. Partial dentures can replace two or more teeth on one side of your mouth, or the same teeth on opposite sides of your jaw.
Why Dentures Are Necessary
You could be missing teeth for a variety of reasons, but you need to be able to replace them. If you don’t, your remaining teeth could suffer. Over time, the missing teeth force other teeth to shift around to replace your missing teeth. If you don’t have any teeth, you need to know that you will lose gum tissue and bone without dentures or implants. This loss of tissue and bone will change the shape of your face as time moves forward. If you have full or partial dentures, they can keep your gums and bone structures intact. Partial dentures cost less money than full dentures. Partial dentures only replace a part of your tooth structure, rather than all of your teeth. Both full and partial dentures need to be cleaned and brushed daily, like your natural teeth.
How Dentures Are Made
First, we can use a combination of ways to make your dentures. We can use x-rays of your old teeth, along with photographs, to make a model. The model helps us make your new teeth. We will fit your full or partial dentures to your mouth. We will need to see your dentures each time you come in to make sure that they still fit you properly without any issues. This is especially true if we had to pull the last few teeth you had to make your dentures, because your gums might be swollen. If you have missing teeth, and you need help regaining your confident smile, why not give us a call? We’d love to talk to you about dentures! Call Queen Anne Family Dental at (206) 424-4450.