Dentures are a common replacement option for missing teeth. They restore both the functionality and the natural appearance of your smile. However, wearing new dentures may be a little uncomfortable for first-timers and will take some getting used to.
Changes to Your Dental Hygiene Routine
When you do not maintain proper oral care, this increases the risk of decay and infection. As a result, your teeth may begin to fall out. In such cases, once any underlying infection is treated, you can opt for dentures as a replacement for the missing teeth.
When wearing dentures, you will have to adjust to how they feel and how they affect the way you speak or eat. You will also have to adapt your oral care routine, which will include care for your dentures as well as for your oral cavity.
Types of Dentures
Conventional Complete Dentures
Conventional dentures are the most common form of dentures. They are removable and typically replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
This type of denture is supported by implants. Implant-supported dentures do not have to be removed for cleaning. However, they do require sufficient bone density to support the implants. Your candidacy for this restoration will be determined following a thorough dental examination.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Full Functionality and Natural Appearance
Dentures look and function exactly like your natural teeth. After you get your dentures, you can resume your daily habits. You do not have to restrict yourself from enjoying your favorite food anymore other than eating softer foods for the first few days after their application.
Improving Facial Structure
When you do not have all your natural teeth, the jaw bone goes through a process called resorption. This may affect your oral health as well as your facial appearance, as the face begins to sag. Dentures help support the facial structure and prevent the process of resorption.
We customize the dentures after taking precise impressions of your mouth. Thus, you can expect their fit to be perfect. You may need some time to adjust to using dentures but, once you have, you will be able to eat and smile freely.
Reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to learn more about the benefits of dentures and schedule a consultation with Dr. O. You can call us at (757) 546-0301, book your consultation online, or visit us at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320.