May 16, 2018
Maybe you’ve seen some of the old comedy bits about dentures falling out, getting put in upside down, or sitting in a glass of water on a nightstand. Those routines aren’t so funny to people dealing with dentures. Fortunately, new types of dentures avoid many of the “comedic” downsides of replacement teeth.
Today’s modern dentures are a far cry from what grandpa or grandma used to wear. To discuss your dentures options, call Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC at 828-355-5673.
All About Dentures
Dentures are a teeth replacement option that’s been around for hundreds of years. You’ve probably heard the tale about George Washington’s “wooden” teeth. That’s probably not true; more likely they were made of human teeth held together by materials like lead-tin alloy, copper alloy, or silver alloy.
Regardless, they couldn’t have been all that comfortable.
Today’s dentures are made out of highly advanced materials that present a very realistic appearance. The replacement teeth are set in a mold that’s colored to closely match your own gums. The denture fits snugly over your own gums. They are attractive, durable, and more comfortable than ever.
Full or Partial Dentures?
Some people are missing a few teeth. Others have lost most or all their teeth. There are denture options to fit everyone’s needs.
Partial dentures are used to replace one or several missing teeth. They can be secured to neighboring teeth by metal clasps. They remain secure, but you can remove them easily for nightly cleaning.
Full dentures are what most people think of as dentures. One denture replaces an entire “arch” of teeth, top or bottom. As needed, denture adhesives can be placed into the mold to help prevent slipping in the mouth. Today’s removable dentures fit and function well, but there can be small movements in the mouth or – rarely – a come out of the mouth unexpectedly.
One way to avoid that is with dental implant dentures, one of the popular new types of dentures. They use dental implants to fully secure the dentures in your mouth. Your dentures will not move, slip, or come out unexpectedly.
At Appalachian Dental Care in Boone, NC, Dr. Airey provides the full range of denture options: partial dentures, full dentures, and dental implant dentures.
While it usually takes some time to receive your finished denture, no one leaves our office without a great smile and the ability to eat. In some cases, it’s actually possible to get implants and replacement teeth in a single appointment!
You don’t have to live with the problems brought on by missing teeth. All of us at Appalachian Dental Care are devoted to helping you have your healthiest mouth and best smile. Dr. Airey will discuss your teeth replacement options with you so that you can make an informed decision about which method will best give you what you want.