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The Ins and Outs: What You Need To Know About Dentures

The Ins and Outs: What You Need To Know About Dentures Huntington Beach

When it comes to dentures, a variety of misconceptions tend to cloud many patients’ understanding of the removable appliances. From fears of teeth falling out at dinner parties to concerns about pain while eating, the myths are range from silly to serious.

Unfortunately, myths such as these have prevented people from restoring their smile and achieving their best health and confidence. Forget the false facts about false teeth. At Olive Dental Group, we’re bringing you the need to know on dentures.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are a common replacement option for missing teeth. They are a removable plate of artificial teeth, depending on the needs of the patient. Without teeth, eating and speaking become more difficult, which is why many people who experience tooth loss turn to dentures as a solution. Tooth loss can also cause facial muscles to sag, creating an aged appearance, so dentures can also help to restore a smile.

Which Type Of Dentures Is Right For Me?

There are two types of dentures: Complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing and can be either “conventional” or “immediate”. Conventional dentures are fully removable and are made and placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and you’re fully healed, a process that may take about 6 to 8 weeks. Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. With immediate dentures, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period, but because bones and gums shrink over time, immediate dentures may require adjustments, or even the placement of a soft liner, to provide comfort while the healing process takes place. After several months, a permanent reline of the immediate denture is performed, and the transition to a complete denture is complete.

How Should I Care For My Dentures?

Just like natural teeth, dentures should be brushed daily to remove food particles and plaque as well as prevent stains.

Are There Any Alternatives?

Dental implants can eliminate the need for a denture as they can be used to support permanently cemented bridges. Although dental implants are more costly, they more closely resemble the feel of real teeth. You can learn more about dental implants here.

If you’re interested in restoring your smile with the help of dentures, contact the Olive Dental Group today! Our Huntington Beach dental practice will be happy to help you achieve your best smile.

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