Dentures in Boynton Beach
What are Dentures?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.
Are there Different Types of Dentures?
There are two types of dentures available: partial dentures and complete dentures. Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain and complete dentures are used to replace all teeth. Dentures are made to resemble your natural teeth so there should be no noticeable change to appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve a smile!
Different Types of Dentures
Complete Dentures – This restoration method is used to restore smile and mouth function if all teeth have been lost. The dentures are custom-created to resemble natural teeth and are positioned into a patient’s mouth to take the place of where the natural teeth used to be. Complete dentures are removable and may require adjustments in order to create a proper fit with the gums and mouth.
Partial Dentures – A removable partial denture is used when one or more natural teeth still remain in the upper or lower jaw. They usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored plastic base that is held in place in the mouth. A fixed partial denture is similar to a removable denture, but it is cemented into place using the adjacent teeth for support. This fills the space created by missing teeth and creates a support for remaining teeth in order to prevent shifting.
What are the Benefits of Complete Dentures?
When an entire section of teeth is lost, complete dentures offer the best opportunity to replace the missing teeth with a beautiful smile. While veneers and other technologies are an option, many patients feel Complete Dentures provide the quickest path to a new, beautiful smile. Furthermore, dentures are often made with strong acrylic or resin, meaning they are durable and offer a quick return to eating and chewing comfortably. Complete dentures are often far more cost-efficient and affordable than veneers and some of the more expensive treatment options available.
How to Take Care of Dentures
Just as you would with your own teeth, brushing your dentures daily is ideal. Smile Boynton recommends not using a toothbrush with hard-bristles, rather suggesting a soft-bristle brush or a brush made specifically for dentures.
Furthermore, if allowed to dry-out, your dentures may lose some of their shape and fitting. Thus, we recommend soaking your dentures in water when not in use. Also, do NOT use hot water, room temperature or slightly-warm water is perfect!