If you’re missing teeth or have teeth that need extracting, dentures provide a tried-and-true solution for reclaiming your smile. The dental professionals at Advanced Dental Centers help patients regain their ability to properly eat, speak, and smile with high-quality dentures that are as beautiful as they are comfortable. Reclaim your smile with dentures today by scheduling a visit to one of Advanced Dental Centers’ conveniently located clinics in Weymouth and Norwood, Massachusetts. You can book your visit by phone or online.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace many or all of the teeth in your mouth. They’re made of plastic or porcelain teeth attached to an acrylic, gum-colored base.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years, with technological advances making them look more natural and fit more comfortably than ever.
Dentures improve your overall oral health in a variety of ways, including:
In conjunction with extractions, dentures can also be used to replace troublesome teeth to give you a healthier smile.
Advanced Dental Centers offers a few different types of dentures:
Complete or conventional dentures replace all of the teeth in your smile. They attach to your gums and are held in place by suction or adhesive.
Partial dentures replace several teeth in your smile when you still have some of your natural teeth. There are a variety of ways that they can be fit onto your smile, including:
Partial dentures allow your natural teeth and your replacement teeth to work side-by-side.
Immediate dentures are dentures that you can wear immediately after you’ve had teeth extracted. Because your gums and jaw shrink slightly after getting extractions, immediate dentures require more adjustments and relines to keep up with the changing shape of your jaw, but they prevent you from having to be toothless while your mouth heals.
Overdentures replace all of the teeth in your smile, but they’re held in place by a system that attaches to dental implants or natural teeth that have been prepared for the denture. Overdentures are more stable and tend to be more comfortable, and they provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone.
Dentures might be a little uncomfortable at first. Some patients report that they feel loose or bulky in their mouths for the first few weeks. This is actually an expected sensation, as the muscles in your mouth need time to adjust and learn how to properly hold your dentures in place.
During your adjustment period, you might notice increased saliva flow. In rare cases, you might experience soreness or temporary nausea. This discomfort typically resolves within a few weeks, after which you’ll actually feel better when eating or speaking. After the adjustment period, most denture patients actually feel more awkward when they’re not wearing their dentures.
Reclaim your smile and improve your oral health today by scheduling a denture consultation with Advanced Dental Centers. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online.