Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth that can be removed and put back into your mouth. At Smile Cafe, they are designed with an artificial tooth attached to a base, which accurately replicates your natural teeth. They can help you maintain the shape of your face and allow you to speak and eat normally again.
Although dentures may initially feel awkward, you will quickly get used to them. Your mouth needs time to adjust, and you can initially experience soreness as your mouth is learning to hold the new denture. However, this should go away within a week or two. Once they become accustomed to their new dentures, many patients find them to be very comfortable and easy to live with.
The Different Types of Dentures
These are used when all teeth are missing in the upper or lower arch or both. Complete dentures consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums. The base supports a complete set of artificial teeth carefully designed to resemble natural teeth and gums. Natural suction, adhesives, or dental implants may hold full dentures in place.
These are used when some natural teeth remain in the arch. Partial dentures consist of a metal or acrylic framework that attaches to the remaining natural teeth, supporting the artificial teeth. Partial dentures fill in the gaps created by missing teeth, preventing the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of position. They are usually removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.
The Benefits of Natural Dentures
Missing teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. You may be unable to show your teeth like you want, and you may avoid smiling altogether. When you get a new set of natural-looking dentures from our dentist, you can show off a smile you can be proud of.
If you have multiple missing teeth, it’s usually a sign of poor oral health. Having gaps in your smile helps plaque and food particles get stuck between your teeth. This can cause tooth decay and gum disease, eventually affecting oral health and quality of life.
Suppose you are considering dentures as a tooth replacement option. In that case, visit Smile Cafe at 45 Park Ave, Professional Unit 1, New York, NY 10016, or call (212) 779-3494 to consult our qualified dentist, who can guide you through the process and help determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs is recommended.