Dentures and Partials
Many times people won't require full restoration services. For these patients, Anderson Dental is proud to offer bridges, crowns and implants.
Missing teeth don't only detract from the appearance of your smile; they also affect how your whole mouth works.
Missing teeth place undue stress on your bite and over time can lead to pain, headaches and discomfort. Replacing them helps you avoid these stresses while also providing your face with a more youthful, attractive appearance. Implants, bridges and crowns effectively replace missing or damaged teeth, protect the rest of your mouth and provide you with better overall health.
Dentures and Partial Dentures
Many older adults have lost their natural teeth and need a full set of false teeth, called dentures, or a partial. Dentures help people eat and speak much more easily. They also support your facial muscles and give you a more youthful appearance. At Anderson Dental, we can help you care for your dentures as well as decide what type of dentures is right for you.
- Immediate Dentures: As soon as the teeth are removed, these are made in advance and positioned in your mouth. This is so patients don't have to be without teeth during the healing period.
- Complete Dentures: When a full set of false teeth is needed, these are used for replacement purposes.
- Removable Partial Dentures: These are replacement teeth usually attached to a plastic base connected by metal framework. The plastic is usually gum-colored or pink.
The Process of Getting Dentures
The transition to dentures feels like a big step for many patients. However, the team at Anderson Dental is here to address any concerns you may have about your treatment. Sometimes it takes some time to get used to the idea of dentures. However, most patients enjoy the benefits dentures have to offer.
Before getting dentures, your mouth will be prepared. This may involve extractions or another form of dental preparation. Then, impressions of your mouth will be taken in order to create permanent dentures.
Once you have your dentures, here's what you can expect:
- The dentists at Anderson Dental will give you a full set of instructions, including how your dentures should be worn and when to remove them.
- You will probably have to practice inserting and removing your dentures.
- At first, you may be asked to wear your partial denture all the time. This helps us identify areas that may need adjustment.
- If too much pressure is on a particular area, that spot could become sore. Tell your dentist so they can adjust your dentures to fit more comfortably.
- Your dentures should fit in place with relative ease. You should never force it into position by biting down, as this could break the clasps.
- Some people find their partial denture awkward or bulky at first. This is a totally normal feeling, and you will soon grow accustomed to wearing it.
- After making any needed adjustments, your dentist will probably recommend taking out your dentures before going to bed and then putting them back in every morning.
- Dentures should make eating a more pleasant experience. However, you will probably want to start out eating soft food or food cut into small pieces. Be sure to chew on both sides of the mouth to keep even pressure.
- You may find it difficult at first to pronounce certain words. With practice, you'll grow accustomed to speaking properly with your partial denture.
How to Care for Dentures
Just like your teeth, you will need to brush your partial denture to remove plaque and food particles. Daily brushing can also help prevent staining on the false teeth. Care instructions are fairly simple:
- Before you brush, rinse your dentures to remove loose food and debris.
- Use a soft toothbrush with a non-abrasive cleaner to prevent scratching.
- Be sure to clean your mouth thoroughly, including your gums, the roof of your mouth, your tongue and your cheeks to remove plaque, which can cause irritation and bad breath.
- If you're not wearing your dentures, put them away in a safe place in water so they won't warp.
- If an adhesive is needed, be sure to read the instructions and use as directed.
The Benefits of Working with Anderson Dental
When you receive your partial denture from Anderson Dental, we provide friendly services you can rely on. We make it our goal to create an office atmosphere that is as comfortable as possible. When you're fitted for your dentures, we will work with you to ensure they are comfortable, and we will provide you with specific care instructions.
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We have happy patients.
At age 12 I chipped one of my front teeth. At age 14, I chipped the other front tooth. Soon after, both teeth *died* and began getting darker. Three botched root canals with a student dentist drove me away from normal dental care. 30 years later, I was in danger of losing every tooth in my head. I was behind closed doors and avoiding any live contact with clients because my smile didn’t reflect the person I was. Dr. Eric sat me down and gave me options, then gently and professionally did a couple of root canals to save two important back teeth.
This gave me the confidence to agree to more work. More options were discussed, and we finally agreed on two bridges across the front of my mouth where most of the damaged and dead teeth were. A few months later, and I am a new person. Happy and smiling all the time, I am now eager to meet new people. This has given me the confidence to become a personal business coach.
Thank you Dr. Eric!