Full & Partial Dentures
If your natural teeth need a partial or complete replacement, dentures may be an option. Call Smile Forever Family Dentistry for more about dentures in Morrisville, NC, at (919) 460-9061 today.
There are many reasons a patient may need dentures, and the main benefits are the natural look and a restored ability to talk and chew as before. If your natural teeth need replacing and dental implants are not a viable option, why not consider full or partial dentures in Morrisville, NC?
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More About Dentures in Morrisville, NC
Dentures are also known as “false teeth.” Continued education about these dental appliances shows that they replace a patient’s missing teeth effectively, but technology is also advancing to expand these benefits. The tissues and bones of the mouth support the dentures, and dentures are removable as needed.
Full dentures are a complete set of replacement teeth for a patient’s natural teeth. A full set will suit a patient who has lost most or all teeth due to an accident or poor oral hygiene over the long term.
- Complete upper dentures attach to an acrylic plate that covers the roof of the mouth.
- Full lower dentures resemble a horseshoe and rest on the gums and bone tissues of the lower jaw.
Traditional full dentures stay in place by forming a seal with the gums (some patients use special denture adhesive to secure it). If the patient’s natural teeth require extraction first, it might still be two to three months before dentures are ready.
Partial dentures are most useful when the connecting teeth cannot support a dental bridge. It is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple teeth in a patient’s mouth. These fittings can be metal and acrylic and will either clasp to connecting healthy teeth or implanted connectors.
The combination of metal and acrylic makes partial dentures strong. These fittings will easily handle chewing and speaking needs while also looking as natural as possible.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
Like natural teeth, dentures need proper care, and both types need brushing to be free of food particles that could damage or stain the dentures. When removed, dentures should stay in a denture cleaning solution or room-temperature water—drying out would result in uncomfortable cracks that could also harbor bacteria.
You will need to maintain good oral health with dentures, including keeping the mouth clean and stimulating circulation by brushing the gum tissue and structures within the mouth. If full or partial dentures break, an experienced dental provider like Smile Forever Family Dentistry is the best option to repair the set safely or help you replace it. Fixing dentures yourself is dangerous from a health and safety perspective, so don’t hesitate to call on our professionals.
Do you need comprehensive dental care and appliances, including full or partial dentures in Morrisville, NC? Call Smile Forever Family Dentistry for comprehensive dental services and more information about dentures at (919) 460-9061. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.