Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. They are excellent for replacing all or most of a person's teeth.
Dentures are prosthetic devices that are designed to replace missing or damaged teeth. Often referred to as false teeth, they are made out of either acrylic resin or metal and plastic. They closely resemble your natural teeth in both function and appearance but are also removable.
Types of Dentures
- Complete dentures are used to replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth. They consist of an acrylic base that fits over the gums or dental implants and a full set of prosthetic teeth.
- Partial dentures use metal clasps or other attachments to stay in place. A partial denture is used when some of your teeth are missing, but not all.
Benefits of Dentures
But what are the other benefits of wearing dentures besides cosmetic ones? Well, if you're someone who's always struggled with eating foods that were hard to chew or messy to eat, your dentures allow you to eat all of your favorite foods again. They'll also help you maintain your oral health because it's a lot easier to brush and floss around your teeth when you have a full set. In addition, you'll look younger because your teeth will be intact and not worn down from years of grinding them. And if you're self-conscious about missing teeth and your smile, dentures can improve your confidence and help you smile more freely since they'll look like natural teeth as opposed to fake teeth. The major benefits of dentures are as follows:
- Eat and chew food more easily.
- Speak more clearly.
- Regain your confidence to smile again.
- Improve your oral health.
- Maintain your jawbone density.
- Preserve your existing teeth.
- Reduce your risk of tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and more.
- Don't have to undergo surgery to get fitted for dentures.
- Look younger and improve your overall appearance.
- Feel better.
- Enjoy all your favorite foods without worry.
- Gain back the ability to smile, talk, and eat with ease.
- Enjoy improved oral health and overall wellness.
- Stay comfortable all day long with dentures that are custom-fit for you.
- Receive implant-retained or implant-supported dentures for added stability.
How Long Does It Take To Get Dentures?
Getting your dentures can take as little as a few weeks or up to several months. Your dentist will guide you through the process and let you know when you can expect to get your new smile. Keep in mind that you may need a few follow-up appointments afterward to adjust any looseness you may experience as your jaw acclimates to the new denture.
Visit Kevin D Fong, DDS, at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545, to learn more about oral care. You can also call (510) 783-1572 for an appointment.