Dentures are replacements for multiple missing teeth that are usually removable. Arden Dental Group makes two kinds of dentures:
Complete dentures replace all the teeth in either your top or bottom arch or both. You can keep your complete dentures in place with a denture adhesive that improves the stability of your new teeth.
Partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth as well, but with gaps for your remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures might have clasps or a thin framework that attaches them to your existing teeth for improved fit and stability.
Some patients choose to have implant-supported dentures, which use dental implants (titanium posts fitted into your jawbone) to hold them securely. Implant-supported dentures are available for complete and partial dentures.
Dentures are a cost-effective and convenient option for patients who've lost all their teeth or have many teeth missing.
Dentures help you speak and eat properly, which can be a challenge with few or no teeth. They also restore natural volume to your face and enhance your smile.
Arden Dental Group provides custom-made dentures and designs partial dentures to match your existing teeth. Modern dentures are so life-like that if you don't tell anyone you're wearing them, they would never guess.
The Arden Dental Group team can help you decide whether dentures are the right choice for you and discuss potential alternatives like individual dental implants and bridges.
Dentures are, in some respects, similar to real teeth, in that they need regular care. If you look after them, they can last for many years before needing replacing. A typical denture care routine involves:
Unlike real teeth, whitening treatments won't work on dentures. However, with consistent oral hygiene and a denture care routine, you can keep your dentures white and have healthy gums.
If you'd like to find out more about dentures, call Arden Dental Group or book an appointment online today.