What are Dentures?

Your dentist may recommend replacing your missing teeth with a denture. This prosthetic device can be fixed, removable, partial, complete, or mixed. Complete dentures are used when all upper and lower teeth are missing. If there are still some natural teeth, partial dentures are used. At Razavi Dental, our cosmetic dentist provides denture treatment as one of the cosmetic solutions.
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Indications for Dentures

The main indication for dentures is to replace missing teeth. Many factors, including trauma, decay, or gum disease, can be reasons for losing teeth. In addition, missing teeth can make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult, and dentures help restoring these functions.

Another indication for dentures is to restore your smile. Dentures can be designed to match the shape, size, and color of a person’s natural teeth, giving them a more natural appearance. Denture treatment can significantly impact a person’s self-esteem and confidence, particularly if they have been missing teeth for an extended period.

What Are the Steps for Getting a Denture?

When making dentures, your dentist will have your impression of either the upper or lower teeth, or both, taken if dentures are needed to replace all teeth. Before making your dentures, your dentist will examine your bite and the positioning of your upper and lower jaws to ensure that the length will allow for the best possible chewing and speaking.

Then, at a dental lab, a trial pair of dentures are manufactured and brought to your dentist. Before making the final set of dentures, the dentures will be fitted to your mouth to check whether any alterations to the alignment or length of your teeth are required. Next, your dentist may apply adhesive to your gums that helps in better attachment of your denture, these adhesives are designed to look like your natural teeth and gums.

Aftercare for Dentures

After receiving dentures, it is important to apply a proper aftercare to ensure longevity and maintain good oral health. Some recommended aftercare steps for dentures include:

Cleaning: Clean your dentures daily using a soft-bristled brush and a mild soap or denture cleaner to remove food particles and plaque.

Soaking: Soak your dentures overnight in water or a cleaning solution to keep them hydrated and prevent them from warping.

Handling with care: Handle your dentures with care to avoid damaging them. Avoid bending or twisting the denture or any of its components.

Avoiding harmful products: Avoid using harsh chemicals, such as bleach or boiling water, to clean your dentures as they can damage the material.

Regular dental check-ups: Visit your dentist regularly to check dentures for proper fit and address any issues that may arise.

Denture is one of excellent ways to replace your missing teeth. Our cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia will help you to make an informed choice that will meet your oral health needs and restore your beautiful smile. To learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of dentures and how they compare to alternatives, please contact our office.

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