Experiencing tooth loss is something that many people hope that they never have to come face-to-face with. Even though it is typically part of the natural aging process, thanks to advancements in dental technology, there are affordable tooth replacement options on the market today. In this case, dentures may be the best solution for you and your needs.
Dentures are made up of replacement teeth attached to a plastic base that’s colored to look like naturally occurring gums. Dentures are able to help you eat more comfortably, improve your speech, and give the function back to your mouth and then it previously had.
There are two kinds of dentures currently on the market, which are the full dentures and partial dentures. Partial dentures are a great option if you still have some natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures are also still 100% removable, and they are able to close the gaps in your teeth by attaching themselves to adjacent structures. Some partial dentures use clasps while others use connectors that are called precision attachments and they are made to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
On the other hand, full dentures are a great option if all the teeth in your jaw are missing. If you do still have some remaining teeth that are proving to be too troublesome to keep, you may talk to your dentist about having the remaining teeth extracted in order to have full dentures as an option.
If you do need to have teeth extracted, your gums will need some time to heal. During the healing process, your local dentist will provide you with an immediate denture that can be used long-term or short-term, depending on your needs. The tissues in your jaw will begin to shrink and change shape after your teeth are extracted, so immediate dentures must be adjusted often in order to fit comfortably.
If partial or full dentures sound like something that may be a great option for your particular set of needs and circumstances, we ask that you give our office in Berkeley a call as soon as possible. The dental professionals here at Berkeley Smiles are highly qualified and experienced in fitting patients with the right set of dentures for them. Don’t wait one more day, give us a call as soon as possible to set up your very first appointment here at Berkeley Smiles.