Patients who need to have many, or even all, of their teeth replaced often find that crowns or bridges aren’t going to be a feasible solution. In these cases, removable dentures are often considered due both to their versatility and affordability. Removable dentures come in a range of qualities, styles, and designs that give our patient’s a broad set of options for restoring their smile and normal oral function. Dr. Piazza helps patients in the Naperville, IN determine which type of removable denture is best suited to meet their concerns.
What Are Removable Dentures?
Traditional dentures are what most people think of when dentures come up, a set of false teeth on a pink set of plastic gums that get put in a jar each night. This type of denture has been with us for hundreds of years, though the materials used may have differed. Simple, relatively inexpensive, and easy to care for; these dentures are a popular option for patients needing to restore normal mouth function and chewing ability.
What Are Removable Dentures Made From?
There are multiple forms of removable denture available at a range of price points. Materials range from high-quality plastic with prosthetic teeth made of porcelain to more inexpensive models that feature hardened resin teeth. The difference between these models is comfort, affordability, and durability. The more comfortable and durable the denture, the higher the price point tends to be.
How Will Removable Dentures Help Me?
Absent teeth can make patients feel self-conscious about smiling and can make eating both difficult and embarrassing in public. Dentures restore natural mouth function and give a beautiful smile back to the patient. Being able to chew properly improves the range of foods available and therefore tends to correspond to an improved diet and better health. Whether you have many missing teeth or are missing all of them, removable dentures can help give you a lovely smile and restore your ability to eat the foods you love.
How Do I Care For My Removable Dentures?
Dentures, just like your teeth, need to be cleaned at least once a day to prevent plaque, tartar, and discoloration from happening. Start by placing a towel in your sink or wherever you’re going to clean your teeth to prevent damage in case of dropping. Follow this by removing your teeth and brushing them gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, getting rid of all visible debris, and paying special attention to the point where they meet the gum. Drying out is damaging to removable braces, so be sure to place them in a dental solution or water to soak overnight.
Dr. Piazza is proud to help his dental family in the Naperville, IN area from his office at 10 W. Martin Avenue, Ste. 116. If you live with missing teeth and want to improve your smile and ability to eat the foods you love, call our offices at 630-357-6400 for an appointment today. You’ll receive a normal dental exam and then a consultation on what dental restoration options are appropriate for your case.