Custom-fitted dentures are modern replacements for missing teeth that solve several problems, including shifting of surrounding teeth, difficulty chewing, and a bad aesthetic appearance. At TLC Dental Care, each denture is custom-made to fit the patient’s gums and mouth for a secure fit and comfortable wear. Although they’re used to replace missing teeth, they can also enhance a smile that has gaps or unevenness cosmetically. Traditional dentures can be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance, but implant-supported dentures are fixed in place by dental implants, allowing for more excellent stability and comfort.
How Often Will I Need to Visit the Dentist for Repairs or Adjustments?
It’s common for dentures to need regular relining or repair due to natural wear over time. While it’s unlikely that your dentures will ever break, occasionally, they may develop small cracks that need to be repaired. It’s also possible that your jaw will change shape slightly, leading to ill-fitting dentures. Your dentist will be able to make necessary repairs to ensure your dentures fit properly. You may need to have new dentures made if a significant amount of damage occurs. While these can be expensive to replace, dental insurance may help cover part or all of the costs.
Type of Dentures
Partial dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth. They attach to the remaining natural teeth with metal clasps. The partial denture is removable for cleaning and maintenance.
Complete dentures are whole-mouth restoration. They are used when the patients have no remaining teeth in the jaw. A full set of upper and lower complete dentures can replace an entire set of teeth. Patients can wear complete dentures on the upper or lower arch or both. Sometimes, patients can opt to add implants to support their full dentures. In this case, the denture is still removable and can be taken out for regular cleanings.
The Benefits of Dentures
If you’re missing teeth, there are several reasons why you might consider getting dentures as a solution. In addition to improving the appearance of your smile and restoring your ability to chew and speak correctly, partial or complete dentures can reduce your risk of gum disease. This is because the gaps where your teeth used to be mean you’re more likely to have food particles trapped between your teeth and gums. This encourages the growth of plaque and tartar, which can increase your risk of developing gum disease. By replacing your teeth with dentures, you reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. You can also prevent other health issues associated with tooth loss, like malnutrition and jawbone deterioration.
We can design dentures just like your natural teeth for a natural-looking smile that enhances your confidence. Contact TLC Dental Care at 1101 West Tokay Street Suite 1, Lodi, CA 95240, or call (209) 334-2821 to learn more about how our dentures can help restore your smile and quality of life!