An estimated 20 million people in the United States wear dentures to restore the look of their natural teeth. The appliances improve function, increase self-confidence, and enhance your smile. Laurie Singh, DDS, and Andy Singh, DDS, are experienced in providing dentures to diverse patients at Adirondack Dental Group in Clifton Park, New York. To learn more about denture options available at the practice, call today.
Dentures are removable dental appliances that are designed to replicate and replace missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are typically made from materials such as:
The appliances are designed to be more comfortable and natural-looking than ever before while restoring function and enhancing your smile. For daily convenience, you can take the appliances out and put them back in as needed.
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Adirondack Dental Group helps you to determine which type is right for you.
The practice uses conventional complete dentures when all of your teeth are missing. These dentures are placed in your mouth once any remaining teeth have been removed and your gums have fully healed. This process has the potential to take several months.
Immediate complete dentures can also be used when all of your teeth are missing. However, they’re placed into your mouth as soon as your remaining teeth are removed, without your gums healing first. This method enables you to skip the period of time with missing teeth, but it requires your dentures to be realigned months afterward.
Partial dentures come into play when you still have some natural, healthy teeth. They’re composed of a metal framework that is designed to fill the spaces of missing teeth and prevent your remaining teeth from shifting. Crowns may be placed on your remaining natural teeth to act as anchors. This is an alternative to dental bridges.
Just like any dental appliance, dentures are extremely durable and have a long life expectancy. However, they may need to be replaced, repaired, or readjusted after normal wear over time.
Adirondack Dental Group recommends that you schedule a checkup annually to ensure your dentures are working properly.
Tips for maintaining your dentures include:
To learn more about dentures and to schedule an initial consultation at Adirondack Dental Group, call the office today.