The importance of looking after your teeth cannot be over-stated enough. Unfortunately, if you do not heed the good advice regarding oral hygiene, there is a real possibility you can lose one or more teeth. However, if you are unlucky enough to have all or many of your teeth extracted, there is a solution: dentures. Dentures have had a bad press in the past, but they provide the perfect permanent solution for your missing teeth. Today dentures are so natural-looking that people may be completely unaware that you have them.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a custom-made replacement for your missing teeth. They are not designed to be worn continually, as they can be removed at will or overnight. Once you are familiar with them you will find biting and chewing just as easy as with your own teeth. There are two types of dentures available. Full dentures that replace a whole set of lower or upper teeth and partial dentures that are designed to fill gaps in your teeth, usually at the back of the mouth, and are affixed to your remaining teeth.
Why Get Dentures?
There are many benefits to getting Dentures, including:
Eat your usual foods
Dentures will allow you to continue eating your normal food without forcing you to eat only soft options.
Dentures are designed to last long-term.
You will no longer try to hide the gaps in your teeth and will feel happier to smile.
When you lose teeth, or they are extracted your speech can become affected. Dentures will help you regain that speech clarity back.
The Process of Getting Dentures
If you have had your teeth extracted, your mouth will need a period to adjust before your dentist provides you with dentures. This is not only due to the soreness you will have, but your gums will also undergo some changes. Once your gums have healed, your dentist will need to take impressions of your gums and measurements. Once the impression of your mouth has been taken, your dentures will be created ready for you to use.
Popular FAQs for Dentures
How soon will I get my dentures?
If you have had all lower or upper teeth removed, your mouth will need to heal. This process can take anywhere up to around 8 weeks. Your dentist will assess you regularly before taking an impression of your mouth.
Do dentures hurt?
Dentures should not hurt, but they may take some time getting used to them, during which time they may be uncomfortable.
How do i clean my dentures?
You will be given full instructions on how to do this. Generally, you should brush them daily to ensure any food deposits are removed and also to avoid the build-up of plaque. There are also soaks you can purchase to keep them clean and stain-free.
Why Choose Dr. Alex for Dentures In NYC?
Dr. Alex’s practice has patient satisfaction as its prime concern. Every patient we see we strive to give outstanding customer service together with a winning smile. If you are worried about how dentures will affect you, why not contact Dr. Alex Midtown NYC dental offices today and let him put your mind at ease.