are prosthetic teeth and gums that can help you eat, talk, and smile with confidence. also help hold your remaining teeth in place so they don’t shift and loosen.
Continue reading to learn if you might be a candidate for partial or full dentures. Our restorative dentists look forward to helping you achieve top oral health!
Candidates for Dentures
You’re a candidate for dentures if you have one or several missing teeth. Missing teeth affect so much more than the appearance of your smile. It also affects your self-esteem, as well as your ability to eat and talk. Dentures can greatly improve your quality of life.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Our dentists may recommend partial dentures to replace one or several missing teeth. During your consultation, one of our denture dentists will explain your options. For example, we may recommend a dental implant over a denture to help prevent bone loss.
If most of your teeth are missing, we may recommend a full denture. A full denture replaces an entire arch of teeth on the top and/or bottom.
Submerge your dentures in water or denture cleanser whenever you’re not wearing them. Otherwise, your dentures will dry out, crack, and warp. We recommend you take out your dentures at night so your gums have a chance to rest and recover. You’ll also need to clean your dentures daily to remove plaque and food particles.
During your next preventive care appointment, we’ll check the condition of your dentures. In general, dentures last 5 to 8 years with proper care. Our denture dentists will examine your false teeth to see if they need repair or replacement.