What types of dentures are there?
The two general types of dentures are complete (or full) dentures and partial dentures. Complete or full dentures are for patients who are missing a full set of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. These rest on your gums. Partial dentures are for patients who are missing a certain number of teeth, not a complete set. These are attached to your surrounding teeth.
Why should I get dentures?
Many people don’t realize that when you lose teeth, it’s more than just a gap in your smile. It can actually affect your facial shape! “Bite collapse” is a condition where your lips compress together and facial creases become more pronounced due to missing teeth. This can make you look older or more tired, and it can make it seem like you’re constantly frowning. Dentures maintain your facial structure to prevent bite collapse from happening.
How long do dentures last?
Dentures generally last between 5 and 10 years. To ensure they last as long as possible, make sure to soak them in warm water, not hot water which can alter their shape. Also, when cleaning them, use a denture brush or soft toothbrush and soap or denture cleaner. You want to avoid anything too abrasive that can cause damage like regular toothpaste.
How much do dentures cost?
The cost of dentures can vary widely depending on how many teeth are being replaced and the complexity of your unique case. We are happy to bring you in for a consultation to give you a better estimate of costs. In general, dentures are a more affordable alternative to dental implants