Dental patients suffering from missing teeth may benefit from dentures. Dentures offer several benefits, such as easier eating, a more comfortable jaw, and higher self-esteem due to a beautiful smile. At Guard Your Smile Dentistry, we have many denture options available for various situations.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures provide patients with natural-looking replacement teeth made of acrylic resin or porcelain. Even with dentures, patients should continue good dental health practices like brushing their gums and tongue.
Patients suffering from any of these dental issues make good candidates for dentures:
- Face or mouth injuries
- Tooth removal or extraction
- Tooth decay
What Types of Dentures Are Available?
We offer various types of dentures to fit the unique needs of different patients.
You cannot wear full dentures if you have any natural teeth in your mouth. Instead, you can wear partial dentures, which provide artificial replacements for your missing teeth.
Partial dentures use a plastic base attached to one or several replacement teeth to fill in your smile, while a metal framework assists in locking your partial dentures into place.
Anterior Partial Dentures
Anterior partial dentures fill in missing teeth in the front of the mouth. Benefits include a full smile and a more manageable bite while eating.
Posterior Partial Dentures
Posterior partial dentures replace missing teeth in the back of the mouth. These dentures improve eating capabilities while aiding with specific speech issues.
Missing all of your teeth makes eating and smiling painful, difficult, or embarrassing. Losing all or most of your teeth contributes to numerous health concerns, including:
- Trouble eating
- Speech problems
- Weakened jaw bones
- Oral infections
- Gum pain
With full dentures, you’ll enjoy eating and smiling again while avoiding the potential health problems listed above. Dental technology has improved full dentures by enhancing the realism of the teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit, and providing better guidance on at-home denture and dental care. Patients with some remaining teeth may opt to have them removed to have full dentures instead of partials.
Denture Care Tips
Taking proper care of your dentures is crucial for your oral health. Fortunately, it’s not complicated.
- When removing or cleaning dentures, place a towel beneath you to cushion your dentures if you drop them.
- Remove your dentures and brush them at least twice a day.
- Rinse your dentures after each meal.
- Use recommended products from Guard Your Smile Dentistry for proper denture care, as many kinds of toothpaste and mouthwashes cause extra wear on dentures.
- Soak your dentures any time you remove them, including overnight, to help them keep their shape and not break or crack.
Caring for Your Mouth After Getting Dentures
Patients with partial or full dentures should continue with daily dental health measures. Replacement teeth don’t stop the effects of bad breath or soft tissue care for your gums, tongue, and the roof of your mouth. Switch to a soft-bristle brush for brushing your gums or remaining teeth, and keep a twice-daily dental care routine for the best results.
Annapolis Dentures from Guard Your Smile Dentistry
Are you considering full or partial dentures? Call Guard Your Smile Dentistry at (410) 268-5751 to schedule your appointment!