Facing tooth loss isn’t easy, particularly when trauma or decay affect some or all of your teeth. Without the presence of your natural teeth, the health of your mouth deteriorates because the gums and jawbone suffer in the absence of your teeth. The dental care experts at Smile Loft Branch Ave. in Camp Springs, Maryland, can recommend and create full and partial dentures to slow the deterioration process and restore your smile. Call or click today to arrange a consultation.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that you can take out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to and will never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth, today's dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist can help you choose the type of denture that's best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. Your dentist guides you in determining which type of denture is best for you. There’s usually some minor smoothing and grinding necessary to perfect the fit of your dentures. This is done at the dental office once the dentures return from the lab.
Some dentures combine with dental implants. If your denture wobbles or falls out, Smile Loft Branch Ave. can utilize the technology of dental implants to help keep your denture in place.
Just as with natural teeth, dentures require daily cleaning, though the techniques for each are different. You remove and rinse your dentures first and then scrub them with a denture brush or a very soft toothbrush and a specific denture cleaner. Regular toothpastes have abrasives that are fine for natural teeth but which wear away the materials used to make your dentures.