It’s difficult to smile and laugh with confidence when you’re constantly trying to hide your missing teeth. Fortunately, you have options. At Beautiful Smiles, Inc. in Newport Beach, California, an expert team of dentists is available to fit you for customized dentures, so you can eat, drink, and laugh comfortably once again. To find out if dentures are the right teeth replacement option for you, call Beautiful Smiles, Inc. or book an appointment online today.
Dentures are prosthetic teeth and gums used to replace missing teeth and large gaps in your smile. Removable and made to look natural, dentures are customized to suit your unique needs. There are three main types of dentures to choose from:
Partial dentures are recommended for those with some missing teeth, but still have many healthy natural teeth left in their mouth. Because partial dentures don’t replace a full set of teeth, they rest on a metal framework that relies on your healthy teeth for support. If possible, your dentist may use a combination of dental crowns and your natural teeth to serve as durable anchors for your dentures.
Conventional full dentures are designed to replace all the teeth in your mouth, so every natural tooth must be removed if you opt for this tooth replacement treatment. Once all of your teeth are extracted, your dentist will wait for your gums to heal before fitting you for your permanent dentures.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are secured into your mouth immediately after your teeth are removed. This means you never have to be without teeth. However, because you are fit for your dentures before the healing process has begun, you will need to have your dentures relined several months after insertion, as the supporting bone reshapes and your mouth heals.
While your dentures will likely need to be relined, rebased, or even replaced over time, you can extend their life with proper care. Some of the best at-home care tips for dentures include:
With the right dentist, dentures can look and feel just like your natural teeth. To learn more about how dentures can transform your smile, call Beautiful Smiles, Inc. or book an appointment online today.