A traditional treatment for missing teeth dentures are removable and made to resemble natural teeth for a quick and beautifully restored smile. Highly cost effective, these removable prosthetics are a great option to get your smile back and restore oral function.
Complete dentures can restore an entire smile or upper or lower arch depending on your needs, while partial dentures are used to replace sections of missing teeth. Partial dentures are also used to keep the remaining teeth from shifting by filling in those gaps.
When choosing dentures, be aware that the process may take more than one appointment. Conventional dentures are made after your teeth have been removed and your gum tissue has healed. This recovery period can take from 6-8 weeks before your dentures can be inserted.
For those who prefer not to wait an, immediate denture can be made in advance to be placed right after the teeth have been removed. Achieving a natural and comfortable fit is important for success of the restorative procedure. Various appointments are needed in order to create your custom denture. The appointments usually mean getting proper measurements and accurate impressions as well as trying on the dentures.
Once the dentures have been made to fit your mouth and the treatment is completed, it can take some time for patients to get used to using the dentures. Some side effects you might experience include:
Your dentures can last several years, are extremely durable and are built to withstand normal everyday wear. Over time they may need to repaired, remade, or readjusted, to ensure they continue to fit comfortably and are in usable condition.
Are Dentures The Right Option?
During your consultation, Dr. Connelly will discuss all your options with you to help decide which treatment is best for you. Dentures and partials like any restorative procedure come with advantages that can help the aesthetics of your smile as well as your oral health. Some of the reasons dentures might be the right option for you include:
- Dentures can enhance the smile and facial tissues
- Replace several teeth: Partial Denture
- Replace all the teeth in an arch
- Improve chewing, speech, and digestion
Contact Your St. Johns Restorative Dentist To See If Dentures Are Right For You
If you are considering a restorative treatment and want to explore your options, Dr. Connelly can help you choose what will work best for your lifestyle and needs. Contact your local St. Johns dentist today to see if dentures or partials can help you get your smile back.