Dentures have always been used for decades as a restorative treatment for patients missing full rows of teeth. Today, they are more comfortable and convenient than ever before, thanks to advancements in dentistry.
Complete Dentures – Also known as conventional dentures, complete dentures are used when you have lost most or all of your natural teeth. They can cover the full upper or lower arch, or both in some cases.
Immediate Dentures – Immediate dentures are used as a temporary solution to replace teeth after your remaining teeth are extracted. They are meant to aid you with eating and speaking until your gums and jawbone have completely healed. The temporary dentures are then replaced with complete or partial dentures.
Partial Dentures – Partial dentures are recommended if you still have most of your natural teeth intact. They are often used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Even though they are a false set of teeth, it is still important to take care of your dentures to make sure they continue to function well and stay looking their very best:
More importantly, you should continue to manage your oral health at home by practicing healthy oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your tongue, cleaning/rinsing your mouth with water after meals and removing your dentures, and scheduling regular dental visits.
If you’re interested in restoring your smile with dentures, book an appointment with our office today; Dr. Novak will examine your oral health and existing teeth to determine if you are a candidate for dentures.