Teeth replacement is a dentistry procedure where missing teeth can be replaced with a number of alternatives. Among the options to replace your missing or damaged teeth are dentures. At Bell Tower Dental Care our dentist will evaluate your dental condition and guide you through a tooth replacement treatment suitable to your needs.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one's natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Our dentist will help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced.
With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Our dentist will determine which type of denture is best for you.
There are several types of dentures to consider. A conventional full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Healing may take several months, during which time you are without teeth. An immediate full denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be revised several months after being inserted. A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Eating and speaking with dentures might take a little practice. A bulky or loose feeling is not uncommon, while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Over a period of time, your denture will need to be revised due to normal wear. At a minimum, you should see our dentist annually for a checkup.
Caring for your dentures is a simple process. When handling your dentures, stand over a folded towel or basin of water. Dentures are delicate and may break if dropped. They should be placed in a denture cleanser soaking solution or in plain water when you're not wearing them. Never use hot water, which can cause them to warp. Also, brush your dentures daily to remove food deposits and plaque, and help prevent them from becoming stained. Brush your gums, tongue, and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures. This stimulates circulation in your tissues and helps remove plaque.
For more information about this or any other dental service, feel free to come to our office in , Florida for an appointment with our dentist. If you are looking for optimal care, then Bell Tower Dental Care is the ideal clinic to address all your oral health needs.
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