If you have missing teeth, there are a few restorative dentistry techniques that can replace them and help you reclaim your appearance and your oral health. Dentures are a popular choice because they can be sturdy and natural-looking. If you are thinking about filling in the gaps in your smile with dentures, we’d be more than happy to help. Please contact us so we can get you started on the road to a restored smile.
Dentures are artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored acrylic base, which fits over your natural gums. The teeth are often made of porcelain, which is a strong material that closely resembles the appearance of natural teeth.
There are a few different types of dentures:
Dentures are fairly sturdy, and they may last for many years. However, you will probably need to get them replaced long before they wear out. That’s because tooth loss changes the shape of your mouth. Over time, your dentures will stop fitting well. Most people need to get theirs replaced every five to eight years or so. By paying attention to the way your dentures feel and by keeping regular appointments with your dentist, you’ll know when the time comes to think about getting a new set of teeth.
To get the most out of your dentures, it’s important that you care for them well and stick to a good oral hygiene routine. You should: