Dentures offer an excellent solution for people with several or all the missing teeth. They are removable, unlike permanent restorations such as a crown or bridge. They can be removed before going to bed. Though they can be helpful for people without teeth, they will never precisely give the feel of original teeth.
However, unlike earlier days, today's dentures are more comfortable and natural-looking. The other people will not even realize that you are wearing dentures. There are several categories of dentures available to address the specific needs of an individual.
How Do the Removable Dentures Work?
Full or Complete dentures comprise a gum-colored base made of plastic resin, which can be secured firmly over the remaining ridge of the bone that previously held the original teeth. The prosthetic teeth attached to the base are planned to look and function just like your regular teeth. Dentures are held in place firmly by the suctioning effect of their close fit against the ridges of the bone. The upper denture also gets additional support from the large surface area of the roof of the mouth's palate, and as a result, it is incredibly stable.
Initially, the wearer may take some time to adjust to the wearing of dentures in terms of talking and eating, as the dentures become stable in the space formerly occupied by the teeth. But the nerves, muscles, and ligaments of the mouth learn to work in new ways over time and allow for the normal functioning of the mouth. Dentures also help support the facial structure and the soft tissues of the lips and cheeks and consequently help create a more youthful appearance.
What are the various kinds of Removable Dentures?
- Traditional Full Dentures: These dentures can be fabricated to fit into your mouth with near-perfect accuracy. The traditional removable dentures are carefully made to look as similar as possible to your natural teeth. They will be able to function correctly in your mouth for a long time.
- Immediate Dentures: As the name indicates, they are temporary dentures that you are fitted with until the permanent dentures get ready. Due to the readjustment of the muscles and the normal shrinkage of the gums, the immediate dentures that are placed straightaway after teeth extraction won't fit, and the permanent dentures are needed when the healing is complete. However, the immediate dentures enable you to get used to the new teeth straight away and prepare you for the permanent dentures.
- Implant-Supported Overdentures: In order to increase the firmness of an upper or lower denture, it's possible for them to be steadily attached with the help of two or more dental implants. The upper jaw requires more implants than the lower jaw due to a reduced bone density. Many people find this option offering an outstanding balance of comfort, functionality, and value.
Call Winning Smiles family dentistry at (301)868-2004 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Removable Dentures.