Tooth loss can be a devastating realization for many individuals. No matter if it is multiple teeth or an entire row, the embarrassment and oral health problems that can stem from missing teeth may cause you to feel desperate for a solution. Fortunately, at Magnolia Shores Family Dental, Dr. Tristan Parry can deliver trusted prosthetics that are designed to restore your smile and give you the confidence you need. Using high-quality materials, we can ensure your dentures in Summerfield will look and feel natural and feel comfortable every single day. To learn more about dentures and the process of receiving them, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
When meeting with Dr. Parry to discuss which method is best to replace your missing teeth in Summerfield, you will likely be given three different options:
Using an acrylic, gum-colored base and artificial ceramic teeth, your partial denture will be crafted by lab technicians to ensure your prosthetic fits like a puzzle piece when put into place. Depending on the location of your missing teeth, your partial should easily fill in the gaps and anchor to your natural teeth using clips or clasps.
When it comes to an entire row of missing teeth, you can opt for a full denture. A top prosthetic is made to cover the entire roof of your mouth while a lower denture is made to resemble a horseshoe because of the necessary space allotted for your tongue. Made from the same materials as a partial denture, the prosthetic sits on top of your gums and is held in place by your natural suction; however, you are free to use a small bit of dental adhesive for added security.
Another option for individuals looking to replace an entire arch of teeth is implant dentures. Many dental professionals offer fixed or removable dentures that are attached to multiple dental implants that are secured to your jawbone. Requiring minor oral surgery, these prosthetics can remain firmly in place for a lifetime as long as you maintain proper care of them throughout the years.
The benefits you’ll receive with dentures are why so many people have and continue to turn to these prosthetics to restore their smiles. For centuries, people have trusted dentures to replace missing teeth and boost confidence levels. Some of the great advantages that come from these prosthetics include:
Depending on the type of denture you receive, there are different tips you will need to consider. With implant dentures, you will go through a lengthy recovery time, as your implants will need to fuse with the bone and surrounding tissues, requiring between 3-6 months of healing. However, once you receive your new restoration, you can begin to enjoy your new smile immediately.
When receiving a partial or full denture, you may not experience the same level of healing, but you can expect to go through an adjustment phase to become accustomed to eating with ease and speaking with greater clarity.
Some beneficial tips to consider include: