24 Jul Restore Your Smile with Custom Dentures
Failing and missing teeth can put a damper on your daily life; something as simple as eating breakfast becomes stressful and unenjoyable. Moreover, missing teeth negatively affects people’s self-esteem and their self-image. If tooth loss has you stressed and overwhelmed, call our practice to setup a consultation with our dentist. We offer custom dentures that will restore your smile and your ability to eat the foods you enjoy.
Types of Dentures
Today’s custom dentures aren’t like the prosthetics your grandparents wore. They are more lifelike and comfortable than ever before. This is because technology helps design prosthetic teeth that perfectly conform to your unique anatomy. They’re also made with long-lasting, natural looking materials such as porcelain and acrylic.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are designed to replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaws. They are held in place by conforming to the curve of the jaw and by suction. With a little practice, eating and speaking can feel very natural with full dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace teeth missing throughout an arch in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures are ideal for patients who have some healthy biological teeth remaining. Like full dentures, partials are made from lifelike materials and help make comfortable oral function possible. They are held in place by clasping to the backs of teeth.
Caring for Dentures
With proper care, your dentures can last for years. One important aspect of denture care is to handle them gently. If dentures are dropped onto a hard surface, they can break. When you take dentures out of your mouth, do so over a folded towel. The towel will protect them from breaking if you happen to drop them.
Cleaning dentures is also very important. When dentures are removed at night, they should be kept moist. You can soak them in water or a cleansing solution. They should also be brushed frequently to remove debris. Our dentist can help you find the best products to keep your dentures looking great for years to come.
Call Kozlow & Rowell Dentistry today to schedule an appointment.