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. Restore your smile and maintain your facial structure today!
Dentures: The Basics
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. Dentures generally last between 5 and 10 years. To ensure they last as long as possible, soak them in warm,, 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, like regular toothpaste, that can cause damage. 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 an estimate of costs. In general, dentures are a more affordable alternative to dental implants.