Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost some or all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Full or partial dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth.
Because teeth can be lost to gum disease, decay or injury, many patients turn to dentures as an option for replacing missing teeth. If you’re missing many teeth, full dentures are an efficient teeth replacement option. Complete dentures don’t just provide a full arch of prosthetic teeth for eating and speaking, they also help prevent further bone loss in the areas of missing teeth.
While dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, dentures from Royal Family Dental are natural looking and more comfortable than ever. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
Dentures & Partials Options
- Conventional Full Dentures
Occasionally, a patient is not a candidate for dental implants or is not interested in implant options. Conventional full dentures can still offer a natural looking, comfortable solution for missing teeth. Conventional dentures are made and inserted after the remaining teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
- Immediate Full Dentures
Prior to having your teeth removed, your dentist takes measurements and has dentures fitted for your mouth. After removing the teeth, the dentures are immediately placed in your mouth. The benefit is that you do not have to spend any time without teeth. You will, however, need to have a follow up visit to refit your dentures because the jaw bone will slightly change shape as your mouth heels. The dentures will need to be tightened after the jaw bone has healed.
- Removable Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are another option when not all of your teeth need to be removed. This is similar to a bridge, but it is not a permanent fixture in your mouth. A removable partial denture usually has replacement teeth attached to a metal or acrylic (plastic) base that matches the color of your gums. Partial dentures often have some form of clasp that attaches to your natural teeth and can easily be taken out of your mouth for cleaning or storing while you sleep.
The dentists at Royal Family Dental will help you decide which type of dentures are right for you and provide you with a quality set of dentures. There will most likely be some adjustment period once you are fitted with your new dentures. They will feel a bit awkward at first. Normal speaking will happen within the first few hours, but it may take several days before eating feels natural again. Once you are accustomed to your new teeth, talking and eating will no longer be problems.