Dentures - Complete and Partials
The team here at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry is ready and waiting to help with all of your needs where dentures are concerned. Our knowledge and experience helps us to provide the best dentures around.
Replacing Lost Teeth
As we get older, we tend to find that we lose some of our teeth as we go. This can be due to various reasons, including decay, erosion, and injury. Being without your teeth can be difficult, however. For starters, there’s the aesthetic appeal to consider.
Our smiles are nowhere near as attractive with all or some of our teeth missing. Then there’s the matter of eating. We need to be able to bite, tear and chew our food, and for this we need teeth. Thankfully, though, our team can fit dentures that make an excellent solution to the problem.
Dentures are dental fittings that help to replace lost teeth. They are made by fitting false teeth onto an acrylic base which then fits firmly into the mouth. The acrylic base is generally flesh-colored or transparent, so it is not noticeable. What’s more, is that the false teeth themselves are also made to look as much like real teeth as possible. Speak to us about dentures, and we will fit you with dentures that are so realistic that few people will know that they are dentures at all.
Full or Partial?
Dentures can be made as a replacement when all of the teeth are missing. These full dentures can be fit in the top and bottom of the mouth, enabling the patient to eat and do everything as usual despite having no teeth of their own.
Much of the time, though, our clients will only need a few teeth replaced. In such cases, we will have partial dentures made that help to fill in the gaps. In cases where just a few teeth need replacing, there are often alternatives, such as bridges. We will be glad to advise you on what your options are and what is best suited to your personal preferences, requirements, and budget.
Wearing Your Dentures
Dentures are generally made to be removable. They are usually held into place because they fit tightly in the mouth, although gels and other adhesives are available that help to keep them firmly in place. With the right dentures, you can put them in and have the confidence that they will stay there for as long as you want.
Being able to remove them is a very good thing in regards to dental hygiene. Food and other debris could otherwise remain trapped, and this could be very poor for your oral health overall. Cleaning products are available that will help make sure that your dentures are kept clean and fresh for when you next need to put them in.
If you would like to learn more about dentures, whether complete or partial, call the experts here at Gibson & Bartholomew Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry at (336) 283-2593 today! Our team is ready and waiting to help you in any way that we can.