Visiting the dentist every six months is not a regular part of your oral health routine. If you currently have any symptoms, schedule a consultation with Dr. Porter of Premier Dentistry of Eagle who serves the Star, Middleton, Meridian, Garden City and the Eagle and Boise, Idaho metropolitan areas. Contact him today at 208-546-0655 if you have questions about denture options.
Missing or damaged teeth don't have to stop you from enjoying a fulfilling life longer. Dentures can offer a comfortable, cost-effective and attractive way to restore your smile and regain your self-confidence. With bite function restored, patients can also improve oral and overall health. Dentures are used when a person is missing all or most of their natural teeth.
This could be the result of an injury or a deterioration in oral health. Dentures are a great way to continue enjoying the benefits offered by healthy, natural teeth, where chewing is a natural, fluid movement without pain or complications. They are easy to use and offer a quick and effective solution to overcome severe tooth loss. If you are missing teeth or need teeth extracted, your dentist will recommend replacing them.
Gaps in the smile can make people self-conscious about how they look, but there are more reasons to consider replacing a tooth than just its appearance. Your dentist can match the tone of your partial dentures to the rest of your teeth, or you can choose the shade you prefer for full dentures. In addition to having greater retention and a more natural look, dentures supported by implants tend to last longer. Complete dental prostheses cannot be placed if you still have teeth left; tooth extractions may be necessary.
Patients as young as 30 can wear dentures after losing teeth due to advanced gum disease or tooth decay. Depending on the health of your teeth and jaw, your dentist may recommend other types of dentures. While most people prefer to keep their own teeth and not have to wear dentures, those who do have to use them can do so with a more natural looking smile that, of course, helps build self-confidence. An implant is surgically placed in the jaw and can be covered with a replacement tooth, a fixed bridge, or a removable prosthesis.
Partial dentures make it possible to avoid running out of teeth for a long period of time, as is the case with conventional dental prostheses. If detected early, tooth decay can be treated with a simple filling; if it reaches an advanced stage, teeth may need to be removed or a partial denture may be needed. Partial dental prostheses are an economical solution for replacing missing teeth and filling spaces, improving chewing capacity and confidence to smile. A complete prosthesis consists of a thin acrylic base that rests on the gum tissue and is the same color as the gums.
Once your denture is ready, your dentist will show you how to place and remove it and check that it fits you properly. A model of the mouth and jaw is made during the visit to the dentist, and a removable temporary prosthesis is created on the same day for use during the healing period. Whatever the reason you need dentures, getting them can help restore health and function to your mouth, as well as confidence in your appearance.