A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces lost or missing teeth and gum tissue. Made up of pink acrylic resin, false teeth and an acrylic base, it rests on the gums and is held in place with a metal clasp or dental adhesive.
Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums, which will then be sent to a dental laboratory. The lab will construct a model of your mouth and teeth and will create a set of false teeth. Once the dentures are complete, the dentist will place them in your mouth and make any final adjustments.
Dentures are an excellent restorative option for patients missing multiple teeth. They allow you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. When you choose dentures, you don’t have to deal with the embarrassment of missing teeth.
Dentures typically need to be replaced every five to 10 years. With proper care, they can last 15 years or longer.
Many factors contribute to how quickly dentures will wear down. These include the foods you eat, your oral hygiene routine, and any medical conditions you have.
If you’re missing all of your teeth, dentures could be for you. If you have teeth that are starting to loosen and fall out, dentures provide an attractive and easy way to restore your smile quickly. Many patients choose to get dentures to fill in the gaps in their smile before they have teeth extracted. This way, patients can avoid having a gap in their smile while waiting for their smile to be restored.
After you get your dentures, it is important to follow the instructions provided to you by your dentist. Proper denture care includes using a soft-bristled toothbrush and denture cleaner. You should rinse your dentures after each meal.
Our dentists at Rand Center for Dentistry in Flanders, NJ, provide the best sedation dentistry solutions and the best dental care for patients. To learn more and schedule an appointment, call (973) 370-8917.