At The Dentists LLC, a denture is a removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and is designed to resemble natural teeth in both form and function closely. Complete dentures are used when no teeth remain in the jaw. They are generally made of acrylic and fit snugly on the gums. They stay in the mouth by being suctioned into place with an adhesive. While they take some getting used to, the wearer will quickly learn to eat and speak normally with them in place.
Partial dentures are used when one or more missing teeth remain in the jaw. They are similar to complete dentures but are designed to fit around the remaining teeth and hold the artificial tooth in place. These are often used when a person misses their upper or lower teeth. Like complete dentures, they can take some time to get used to wearing, but they function like natural teeth once in place.
How Do Dentures Work?
If you’ve lost teeth due to decay or trauma, replacing them quickly with restorative treatments like dentures is essential. Without treatment, your ability to chew and speak will be affected. Plus, your jawbone will also deteriorate, affecting the shape of your face and your smile. Dentures are custom-constructed to fit each patient’s mouth, replacing missing teeth and restoring oral function and health. Complete dentures are used to replace an entire set of teeth, while partial dentures are used to fill in gaps and restore some functionality to the mouth. Both options can be crafted with replacement teeth made of plastic, porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys. They are custom-designed to blend seamlessly with the patient’s smile and are removable for cleaning and comfort.
The Advantages of Dentures
Dentures offer several benefits for patients beyond their ability to replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures can improve your oral health by making it easier to eat and chew, improving your ability to speak clearly, and enhancing your appearance. Most patients find that their self-confidence increases after getting dentures due to the boost in self-esteem from feeling more attractive and having more confidence with speaking and eating. Some patients even report feeling like they’ve gotten their life back after having them installed! They also help stabilize the jaw bone for more comfort and reduce the risk of bone loss with missing teeth.
If you’re missing teeth or need to replace some to keep your remaining teeth healthy, visit The Dentists LLC at 870 Palisade Avenue, Suite 301A, Teaneck, NJ 07666, or call (201) 836-2720.