Eat More Comfortably
Speak More Clearly
For many people, dentures can restore missing teeth and self-confidence. Many people find that maintaining a lifestyle after dentures is not difficult to manage.
Preparation before getting dentures involves many things to consider, including proper cleaning, overnight storage, and what types of food to keep stocked in the pantry.
New denture wearers will experience various lifestyle changes as they adjust to and maintain their appliances. People with new dentures will have to learn how to eat and speak again as the mouth muscles get used to the new feeling. It is normal to experience more saliva flow initially; however, this will fade over time as people get used to wearing dentures.
While speaking may also feel strange with dentures, practicing will help. Practicing will train the mouth muscles and build confidence in speaking with dentures. Other lifestyle changes include diet and oral hygiene routines to keep dentures clean and healthy.
Dentures are available at Smile Dental Studio in Phoenix, and the surrounding area. Our team can help you learn more about dentures and how to prepare for them.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant-supported dentures offer a practical, comfortable, and natural-feeling tooth replacement option for many patients. They are often a good choice for people who are missing all their teeth but still have a strong and robust jawbone. Implant-supported dentures use dental implants in the jaw to hold dentures in place that feel and function more like natural teeth than removable dentures.
Immediate dentures, also known as temporary dentures, offer patients a chance to correct missing or extracted teeth without the wait. Dentists use this procedure to help people benefit from the form and function of dentures right away. Immediate dentures are an alternative to conventional dentures that can be placed directly after a tooth extraction procedure.
Partial Denture for One Missing Tooth
When a patient has a single missing tooth or needs only one tooth extracted, there are multiple replacement options. For many patients, a partial denture is one of the leading options. Partial dentures for one missing tooth are removable dental appliances that hook onto a patient's natural teeth and contain a prosthetic tooth mounted in pink resin to match the patient's gums.
Partial Dentures for Back Teeth
Getting the right replacement for missing back teeth can make daily life more comfortable. Dentists also recommend teeth replacements as a way to maximize oral health after tooth loss. Removable partial dentures for back teeth are dentures designed to replace missing molars; they consist of teeth replacements attached to an acrylic base.
What type of dentures should I get?
What type of dentures are best for a patient's particular needs depends on several different factors. Some options may be partials, full conventional dentures, or implant-supported dentures. Each patient needs a comprehensive consultation with a dentist to find out which type may be appropriate.
Should I get dentures or implants?
Choosing between dentures and implants is a big decision. Not every patient is a candidate for implants, nor is every patient a candidate for dentures. Only a comprehensive oral exam with a qualified professional can let you know what your most suitable options are.
Is it normal to have pain with dentures?
It can take a few weeks for the mouth to become accustomed to new dentures. It is normal to experience minor soreness or irritation during this time, as the cheek muscles adjust to keep the dentures in place. People should contact us if they experience significant pain or irritation that lasts longer than a few weeks.
How often do I need to replace removable partial dentures for back teeth?
Partial dentures can last between five and 15 years. You can prolong their lifetime by practicing good oral hygiene and following your dentist's care instructions for your teeth replacements. The Mayo Clinic recommends avoiding hot water and harsh cleansers, which can damage the dentures or cause them to degrade quicker.
Is it worth it to use partial dentures for one missing tooth?
When a tooth is missing, other teeth begin to shift inside the mouth. This shifting affects the bite and, according to the U.K.-based Oral Health Foundation, may also contribute to tooth decay. Another symptom of missing teeth is bone loss. Fortunately, both these side effects may be able to be minimized depending on the type of replacement tooth.
How long do implant supported dentures last?
Implant-supported dentures are a permanent appliance. With proper care and regular check-ups, they can last a lifetime. Your dentist will let you know if they need to be replaced.