If you suffer from several missing or damaged teeth, your dentist may recommend dentures as an option for you. Dentures are removable dental appliances that are removable and can replace your natural teeth. Dentures can allow you to chew normally and restore your self-confidence.
What Types of Dentures are Available?
There are several different types of dentures your dentist may recommend depending on your level of tooth loss. The most common type of dentures are conventional dentures. These dentures are recommended for complete tooth loss after all the gum tissue has healed. When your teeth are first extracted, your dentist may recommend immediate dentures that would need to be adjusted as the gum heal. Finally, if your dentist can save some of your teeth, you may be able to use an overdenture or partial denture to replace the teeth that are missing. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best option for your dental needs.
Denture Care and Maintenance
After receiving your dentures, your dentist will walk you through the proper care and maintenance of dentures. You will be asked to wear the dentures continuously for the first few weeks to ensure that your gums are used to them and will need to follow the dentist’s instructions on how to clean them properly.
Don’t let missing teeth damage your self-confidence, contact our office today to learn more about dentures in St. Thomas.