Dentures are a type of cosmetic dentistry treatment that involves using removable artificial teeth to replace missing teeth and restore the appearance and functionality of the mouth. At Dental Care of Fremont, they are custom-made to fit your mouth and restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. Dentures also help maintain the structure of your face, preventing the sagging and sunken appearance that can occur with missing teeth. Many patients choose to restore their smile with dentures because they are an affordable way to replace many teeth and restore the natural appearance and function of the smile.
Types of Dentures
A complete denture consists of an acrylic base designed to fit against your gums and an attached set of artificial teeth and gums. An upper complete denture covers the roof of your mouth, while a lower one covers the floor. Complete dentures are designed to replace your entire set of teeth and restore your appearance to how it once was when all of your natural teeth were healthy.
If you’re missing some of your teeth but still have healthy gums, partial dentures may be an option. Partial dentures only replace some missing teeth, helping maintain support for remaining teeth and preserving bone structure by preventing other teeth from shifting out of place.
The Dentures Procedure
First, your dentist will make an impression on your mouth by taking measurements of your gums and teeth. This impression is then sent to a dental lab where your custom dentures are constructed. Once they are ready, your dentist will check the fit and make any needed adjustments. Then, they will secure your denture to any remaining natural teeth using special adhesive or metal clasps. Your dentist will also give you instructions on how to care for your new set of dentures. This may include removing them for daily cleanings, as well as how to brush them to keep them clean. Ask your dentist about additional ways to keep your dentures clean and your teeth healthy.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are designed to resemble natural teeth and gums, providing a natural-looking smile. The artificial teeth are made from durable and lifelike materials that mimic natural teeth' color, shape, and texture. The denture's gums are made to match the color of your gum tissue. While it may take some time to adjust to wearing dentures, they can significantly improve your ability to bite, chew, and speak. You can regain much of your oral functionality with practice and enjoy a varied diet. Dentures require regular care and maintenance to ensure their longevity and oral health. This includes daily cleaning, proper storage, and regular visits to the dentist for check-ups and adjustments. Maintaining good oral hygiene and cleaning the dentures thoroughly is essential to prevent oral infections and irritation.
Dentures can help restore your confidence and your quality of life. Visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 to learn more about dentures.