Are Dentures Right For Me?

Dentures are removable dental fixtures that act as a replacement for missing gum tissue and teeth. There are two main types of false teeth that you can use. These include partial and complete devices. Partial options are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining in your jaw. Complete options are used when all of your teeth are missing.

Who Should Get Dentures?

Many people falsely believe that only those in their golden years are eligible for these false teeth. In reality, people of all ages invest in partial and complete options to help enhance their smile, support their facial muscles, and restore their ability to eat a well-balanced diet. Some signs that you may need to invest in false teeth in the near future include:

  • You have chronic toothaches.
  • You have unstable or gapping teeth.
  • You don't visit a dentist regularly.
  • You have sensitive, inflamed, swollen, or bleeding gums.
  • You're missing teeth.
  • You have difficulty chewing and eating certain types of food.

Those who suffer from one or more of the conditions above should have Dr. Sandra Echavarria examine their teeth.

Immediate vs. Complete Dentures

Dr. Sandra Echavarria offers both immediate and complete false teeth options. If you've never had false teeth before, then you'll need immediate ones. These are custom-made before you have your teeth extracted. Once Dr. Sandra Echavarria removes your unstable teeth, she'll install the immediate solution. This will be worn while your gum tissue heals up. It's crucial to realize that the unique structures of your gums are going to change as they heal once tooth extractions are performed. It can take months for your gums to find a permanent structure after healing.

Once your gums are healed up, you'll need to switch to a complete option. Or, if you've had false teeth in the past, then you won't need to have an immediate device installed first. Rather, Dr. Sandra Echavarria will install a complete device right off of the bat. This complete option serves as a permanent structure in your mouth to assist in enhancing your smile and your ability to chew a properly balanced diet.

Most modern artificial teeth sets are made out of a hard resin material. This material is more fragile than your natural teeth, so extra precaution is necessary to ensure that you don't chip or crack them. Since the hard resin will wear down over time, you'll need to get new artificial teeth sets about every five years.

Benefits of Wearing Dentures

Probably the biggest benefit of wearing artificial teeth is that they enhance your smile and, in turn, boost your confidence level. These false teeth also help to make eating food easier and work to maintain your facial structure. Additionally, going from no teeth to full artificial teeth can help to improve your speech.

DiBella Dental Care serves the New Fairfield, CT, and surrounding areas. Call us today for all of your denture and dental needs!