Dentures are removable substitutes for missing teeth. They are custom-crafted to look like real teeth. Dentures are a good option for those that have severe tooth loss.
Advantages of Dentures
- Dentures restore oral functionality
- They restore your chewing ability
- Dentures restore your ability to speak clearly
- They restore your smile and confidence and help you look more youthful
- They enhance your self-esteem
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures. The first is full dentures, which replace all of the teeth on either the upper or lower jaw. The second is partial dentures, which replace only a few teeth.
The artificial teeth in partial dentures are usually attached to a metal frame and held in place by clasps that fit around the remaining teeth.
Dental Procedure for Dentures
The dental procedure for dentures takes two dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist will take impressions of the mouth. These impressions will be sent to the dental lab where the dentures are created. The dentist will fit the dentures into the patient’s mouth during the second dental visit. Any adjustments that are required are made and the instructions for caring for the dentures are provided to the patients.
Caring for Dentures
Patients with dentures should always make sure they are practicing good oral hygiene. This includes cleaning the dentures.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be cleaned on a daily basis. Skipping out on daily brushing and flossing can lead to bad breath, as well as bacteria and plaque buildup, which can all lead to infections.
J. Russell Danner, DDS, in Oklahoma City, OK, is equipped with the best dental team and modern technologies that enable us to deliver excellent care to our patients. Call us at 405-749-1676 to schedule an appointment today.