Surely, you’ve heard about a denture before, right? It’s a removable artificial appliance designed to replace missing teeth along with their surrounding tissues and restore your beautiful smile. If you’ve lost all your natural teeth due to injury, tooth decay, or gum disease, a fresh set of dentures will not only benefit your appearance but also your health. When you lose teeth, your facial muscles can sag over time and make you look older than you are.
Dentures help fill out your face and mouth again, preserving and even enhancing your profile. They’re usually custom-made for each wearer’s unique mouth, resembling your natural teeth as closely as possible, and our team at Bisson Dentistry take great care to ensure that your new smile fits you perfectly. Whether you’ve already had dentures, know someone who has them, or is considering getting a set, you probably have questions about them, correct?
Rest assured, your enhanced smile is in good hands. For any questions you may have about the process of getting dentures or setting up an appointment, call us at (226) 299-0713.
What Are Dentures Made Of?
In the past, artificial teeth were made of porcelain or plastic but most dentures today are constructed from a hard resin (The gums are made from similar resin). The materials used in making dentures are more fragile than natural teeth though, wearing, chipping and cracking more easily if improperly cared for. Even dentures that are excellently maintained must still be replaced every five years or so.
Types of Dentures
Dentures fall into two main classes: Complete and partial. First, we’ll go over the Complete variants:
Next, we’ll explain the Partial types:
How Do Dentures Feel?
New dentures may feel awkward for the first few weeks until you adjust to them, perhaps feeling loose while your cheek muscles and tongue learn to keep them in place. Minor irritation or soreness is common, as is saliva flow temporarily increasing. Over time, these issues should go away, but follow-up appointments with us are important so we can check if any corrections are necessary.
If you or a loved one are considering getting dentures, are looking to replace your current ones, or have further questions, please call Bisson Dentistry now to schedule a visit.