Over time, old age, disease, and extraction procedures can result in missing teeth. But modern dentistry holds many replacement options and solutions. One of them is dentures. Of the many effective tooth replacement options we offer at Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, dentures are still one of the most comfortable and popular options.
The Benefits of Dentures
Replacing missing teeth with dentures allows you to enjoy your favorite foods again and smile with confidence. Your oral health may be negatively affected if you fail to replace missing teeth in a timely manner. One serious issue you may face is misaligned teeth since your remaining teeth might start to shift or tilt into the empty space. In addition to affecting your bite, crooked teeth are a lot harder to clean and are at greater risk for gathering more plaque.
Your smile is the first thing people see about you. Gaps in your smile can make you feel self-conscious about interacting with other people which can, in turn, affect your interpersonal relationships.
If you’re missing molar teeth, there is a chance that your body is not getting the nutrition it needs. If you’re unable to chew food properly, you may stop eating the food your body needs to stay healthy. Also, improper or inadequate chewing of food can lead to gut issues, such as indigestion and acid reflux.
To avoid these issues, and find out more about how dentures can provide you with natural-looking teeth, book a consultation with Dr. Stephen Moore, DDS, by calling Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 920-996-0123.
Types of Dentures
At Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer both partial dentures and complete dentures. Our dentist will recommend which option is best depending on your particular case.
Complete dentures are meant for patients who need to replace all their teeth. The plates cover the entire lower or upper jaw. If the patient is only missing a few teeth, then partial dentures are used.
Partial dentures are usually attached to the nearby teeth or can be supported by dental implants. With modern techniques and materials, you will hardly notice a difference between the dentures and your natural teeth. Some kinds of partial dentures are removable. They are typically made of soft plastic and metal frame.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The dentist will begin by removing your damaged or broken teeth. If you need complete dentures, all of your teeth will be removed. You will need to wait for several weeks for your mouth to heal properly. In the meantime, the dentist will provide a set of temporary dentures.
Once your mouth has healed, your mouth will be examined and your dentist will discuss the restorative phase. The next step is taking impressions of your mouth and sending them to a dental technician to create your dentures.
Once your dentures are in place, your dentist will probably schedule a few follow-up appointments. It will take some time for you to get used to the dentures, but be sure to inform the doctor if you experience any discomfort or pain. Some warning signs of trouble include your dentures making a slight clicking noise, movement or shifting of the denture while you’re speaking or eating, swollen and painful gums, or an unpleasant odor.
To ensure that your dentures provide the support you require, please follow the care instructions provided by your dentist. If you need more help, do not hesitate to contact our office.
To book a consultation with Dr. Stephen Moore and determine whether dentures are the best solution for you, call Grand View Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 920-996-0123. We also welcome you at our office at 381 South Kools Street, Appleton, WI 54914, if you want to visit our practice and book in person.