Tooth loss can create many problems in your daily life, even with the most common activities like talking, chewing, and smiling. Dr. Lesia Batorfalvy of Dental Arts of Orange County in Florida, New York, offers a range of options for replacing missing teeth, including partial dentures and conventional full dentures. Call or schedule an appointment online today.
Dentures are custom-made replacements for multiple missing teeth. Dentures are removable and today’s models are exceptionally comfortable and natural-looking, making them one of the best treatment options for tooth loss.
Dr. Batorfalvy offers two types of dentures to choose from:
Partial dentures are natural-looking false teeth that lie upon a framework that attaches to your remaining natural teeth. Not only does this type of denture fill in the gaps left behind by your missing teeth, but it also prevents your other teeth from changing position and shifting.
Conventional full dentures are natural-looking false teeth that are used to replace all of the teeth in your mouth. A conventional upper denture is composed of a plate that covers the roof of your mouth, while a conventional lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe and snugly rests on your gum and bone tissues.
Due how long it takes to make custom dentures and the healing process of your gum tissue, you can typically expect to wait 8-12 weeks for a set of conventional dentures.
Based on a comprehensive examination, Dr. Batorfalvy will help identify the best option for your condition.
You should clean your dentures daily. It’s best to use a special denture-cleaning brush to remove plaque and food particles gently. Doing so will help ensure that your dentures don’t become discolored and stained.
Make sure that you aren’t aggressively brushing, as this could damage your dentures. It’s also recommended to remove your dentures while you sleep and soak them in a denture solution, so they don’t dry out. Don’t forget to brush your tongue, palate, and gums to remove plaque.
Dentures will last you several years but may require rebasing and relining, and in some cases, Dr. Batorfalvy will have to remake them due to regular wear and tear. If you notice any damage, or if your dentures begin to feel uncomfortable, it’s essential that you speak with her as soon as possible.
If you suffer from missing teeth, dentures could be a viable option for you. Call or book an appointment online with Dr. Batorfalvy today for a comprehensive exam.