Receding gums, old age, accidents, and numerous other scenarios can result in tooth loss. Old age, in particular, can aggravate periodontal diseases, which can result in all your natural teeth falling out. The absence of teeth can cause speech issues, result in sagging muscles, ruin the aesthetic appeal of your smile, besides making chewing difficult and sometimes impossible. At Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group, we can help replace missing teeth and provide functional solutions for all your dental health issues. Dentures are one solution that we offer patients with multiple missing teeth.
What are Dentures?
A denture is a set of artificial teeth and the tissue around it that replaces missing teeth and surrounding gum tissue. It is a removable appliance, allowing you to remove them when sleeping for optimal comfort. You can opt for complete or partial dentures depending upon how many teeth you are missing. Your dentist may recommend you leave some teeth to preserve the bone. If you have a healthy partial set of teeth, they will suggest you get partial dentures to replace the few that have fallen out. If you have no teeth at all, you will need a full set of teeth. A dentist may also recommend you get a full set of teeth if you have only one or two remaining teeth that are not benefiting the dental structure in any way.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: conventional and Immediate.
Though conventional dentures take longer, they are a better option. Your gums shrink when they are done healing, and thus immediate dentures may come loose or will be uncomfortable tight during the healing period.
Dentures Care and Maintenance
Dentures are to be cared for, much like normal teeth. However, they are removable appliances and have some extra maintenance steps that you need to pay attention to.
At Metropolitan Dental Specialty Group, we offer both conventional and immediate dentures for our clients. Reach out to us for a consultation or visit our website for more information about our services.