The loss of multiple teeth can be a stressful occurrence. However, you have many options to address the loss of multiple teeth. One possible solution is dentures. There are two types of dentures, complete and partial dentures. You do not have to be confused as to which option is best for you. Our great team at Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry will help you decide which type is best for you.
How Do They Work?
When our professionals use complete dentures, we will fit a flesh-toned acrylic base over your gums. While the upper base of the dentures covers the palate, the lower one covers the tongue. The lower part is shaped like a horseshoe for the sole purpose of accommodating your tongue.
To create the dentures, an impression of your mouth will be taken. After careful review, our professionals will decide which of the following will be best suited for you:
Partial dentures may be a more affordable alternative for some patients, depending on the health of the remaining teeth. Partial dentures can be supported by teeth, tissue/teeth or implant/tissue. They can be made into fixed (partial restoration) or removable partial dentures.
What Can I Expect When I Visit My Dentist?
First, our professionals will take an impression of your mouth to use to make a mold. This is used to create a wax or plastic model of the appliance, and adjustments will be made at each fitting. You may be given an immediate, or temporary, denture to wear until your custom one is ready. Our team can discuss these options based on your case.
Your dentures may take some getting used to. There is no need to worry. Our team will be available to assist you every step of the way and provide useful tips to help you get acclimated to your new smile.
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How Long Will They Last?
Your dentures will gradually wear down over time. The life of your dentures varies between patients, depending on a variety of factors. Our professionals can help guide you in maintaining your dentures to ensure that we keep you smiling for years to come.
Missing teeth can complicate the chewing of food, your pronunciation of some words and deface your facial appearance. Dentures are a perfect solution for such problems. For more information, and to find out how you can benefit from dentures, call Jason Widner DMD Family Dentistry at 425-868-0123 today.