Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace your teeth. Advances in dentures technology make today’s dentures much more comfortable and realistic looking than the dentures that perhaps your grandmother wore.
If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, whether due to gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing the missing teeth will benefit both your health and your appearance. Dentures make it easier to speak and eat – something most people take for granted.
Here at Eastburn Dental, the dentist provides two main types of dentures:
These full removable dentures are made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth have been extracted and all of your gum tissue and other oral tissues have healed. The process from start to finish may take several months.
Allowing the tissues to heal after tooth extraction makes for a better fit for your dentures from the very beginning.
Removable partial dentures replace a few teeth rather than your entire mouth full of teeth. A partial denture is also known as a removable dental bridge. Partial dentures fill the gap between two healthy teeth, and consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. Removable partial dentures are secured with a metal framework that helps keep them in place. Partial dentures may also attach to dental crowns.
Over the course of several appointments, you will have a thorough dental exam, have remaining teeth extracted for full dentures or prepared to accept a partial denture. To make your full dentures or partial dentures, the dentist will make an impression of your remaining teeth (if any) and gums. This mold will be used by a dental lab to create your custom dentures.
You will receive instructions on how to care for your dentures, and when to call the dentist if there is an issue.
Call the Eastburn Dental office at 251-344-2126 to schedule a dentures consultation with Dr. Eastburn.