Dentures are removable appliances designed to replace missing teeth and restore your appearance, smile, confidence, and health. At Mega Dental, we have dentures custom-made to fit your mouth and create the best aesthetic and functional results possible.
Dentures help restore the ability to bite and chew food, improving nutrition and digestion. They also enhance speech by replacing missing teeth that can affect pronunciation.
It may take some time for individuals to adjust to wearing dentures. Initially, they may feel bulky or cause slight discomfort or soreness. As the mouth adjusts, these issues generally resolve.
Types of Dentures
- Complete Dentures
Complete or full dentures are used when all natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing. They consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums and a set of artificial teeth that closely resemble natural teeth.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They consist of a metal or acrylic framework that attaches to the remaining natural teeth, and artificial teeth fill in the gaps. Partial dentures can be removable, secured with clasps or precision attachments.
The Benefits of Dentures
- Restored Function
Dentures restore the ability to bite, chew, and speak properly. They help individuals maintain a balanced diet by enabling them to eat a wide range of foods.
- Improved Appearance
Dentures replace missing teeth, improving the smile's appearance and enhancing facial aesthetics. They are custom-made to closely match natural teeth's color, shape, and size, resulting in a natural-looking smile.
- Enhanced Confidence
Dentures can significantly improve self-confidence and self-esteem by restoring a complete and functional smile.
- Support for Facial Structures
When teeth are lost, facial muscles can sag, causing a person to appear older. Dentures support facial structures, helping maintain a more youthful facial appearance.
Dentures should be cleaned daily to remove plaque, food particles, and bacteria. This can be done using a soft-bristle toothbrush or denture brush with non-abrasive denture cleaner or mild soap. Regular brushing helps prevent staining, bad breath, and oral infections. Dentures should also be soaked overnight in a denture cleanser solution or plain water to keep them moist and maintain their shape.
Regular visits to the dentist are essential for denture wearers. Dentists can check the fit, make necessary adjustments, and examine the oral tissues for any signs of irritation, infection, or other dental issues.
Dentures offer a practical and affordable solution for individuals with missing teeth. They can significantly improve oral function, appearance, and quality of life. To learn more, contact Mega Dental at 10510 FM 1464 Suite 100, Richmond, TX 77407, or call (832) 930-7723.