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Why Are Dentures Important?
Your teeth are an important part of your overall health. They help you chew your food properly, which is an important step in digestion. They maintain the structural integrity of your jaw, and they are an integral part of your beautiful smile. Sometimes, it’s impossible to keep all of your natural teeth. When teeth are missing or become diseased, a new denture set can replace them and help restore your health.
What Options Do I Have?
Technological advances in dentistry mean you no longer have to deal with uncomfortable dentures in Englewood like your grandparents did. Denture sets are available in a wide variety of types and styles, so you can customize your new teeth to fit your preferences and lifestyle.
Are Full Dentures Right for Me?
If you are missing a substantial number of teeth or those you have are in poor condition, or if you just want a completely new set of teeth, then a full denture set may work well for you. Your dentist will perform a comprehensive examination of your teeth, take impressions and measurements, and make recommendations. If you opt for full dentures, then all remaining teeth will be extracted and implants installed if applicable, then you’ll be given a temporary dental appliance. When your new teeth are ready, your dentist will install and adjust them so you experience full function and comfort.
A removable full denture will be seated on your gums; it must be removed and cleaned nightly. A full fixed denture will be affixed to the implants that were installed.
Are Partial Dentures a Better Option?
If most of your natural teeth are healthy and you’re not missing many, a partial denture might be the best option, but your dentist can help you with this choice. A partial will need to be removed and cleaned each night. Partial dentures are similar to bridges except that a bridge is a permanent installation and a partial is not.
Are Flexible Partials a Good Option?
Traditional partial dentures are constructed of a rigid acrylic material that some find uncomfortable. Flexible partials are made of a flexible material that will bend and flex as your mouth does. Additionally, partial dentures and their clasps are flesh colored so they look more natural than traditional partials.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are secured in place by dental implants and are usually installed only on the lower jaw. They provide additional stability that your upper jaw doesn’t require and need to be removed and cleaned each night.
What’s the Procedure for Obtaining Dentures?
Each procedure is different because each mouth is different. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health, then take impressions of your teeth and gums, and appropriate measurements, Implants will be installed if necessary, teeth will be extracted as needed, and then you’ll receive a temporary dental appliance. When your new dentures are ready, they will be installed and adjusted so that they are comfortable and functional.
What’s the Cost of New Dentures?
How much new dentures cost will be determined by several factors, such as the state of your oral health, the type of dentures you want and the materials necessary to construct them, and the amount of prep work needed. Your dentist will work with you so that you receive affordable quality dentures. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment to get a new set of dentures.
What’s a Soft Reline?
A soft denture reline applies a soft, pliable material over the hard acrylic that’s normally used to line dentures. It lasts for about two years and eliminates some of the sore spots and pain that can occasionally occur from wearing dentures.
If you’re interested in getting new dentures in Englewood, contact our office and let us help you. We provide affordable quality dentures at unbeatable prices and will work with you to maximize your dental experience. Call us today and let us help you.