If you’re missing some or all of your teeth, St John Smiles has comprehensive denture services to restore your smile. These removable prosthetic teeth can make everyday tasks like chewing, speaking, and swallowing infinitely easier. They can also help to prevent structural declines such as jaw decay and sagging facial muscles. Not to mention, with your renewed smile, you’ll also feel a boost of confidence in addition to your improved oral health.
Whether you’ve lost your teeth as a result of gum disease, injury, or decay, dentures could make a significant difference in your day-to-day life. To ensure these devices meet your individual needs, there are various denture types to choose from. Here are some of the options at your disposal:
These dentures are used to replace a full set of teeth and are typically reserved for patients who have lost a majority of their teeth due to decay, gum disease, severe damage, etc. In some cases, if you have a few remaining teeth, your dentist may recommend that they be extracted to allow your gums to heal. When your mouth is prepared for the prosthetics, an impression will be taken and used to create a custom-made denture. This process takes around 3-6 months in total, though you will be fitted for a temporary set of dentures to stand in their place during this waiting period.
Overdentures are also referred to as partial dentures and are useful for patients who still have some of their natural teeth. These dentures fill in the gaps in your bite while still allowing you to keep your remaining teeth, so they are perfect for those who have lost a portion of their bite to decay or injury. Overdentures fit directly over your remaining teeth, which serve to hold the device in place. By keeping some of your natural teeth in place, you’ll be able to maintain the muscle tone and structure in your jaw while still enjoying the look and functionality of a full set of teeth.
Immediate dentures differ from overdentures and conventional dentures because there is zero waiting period to have them placed. While the above-mentioned devices often require several visits to have the device created and fitted properly, immediate dentures are ready as soon as any remaining teeth have been extracted. With these devices, your mouth will be fully functional after surgery; though it is possible you could require an additional visit to realign your dentures once the healing process is complete.
Whether you’re hoping to smile with confidence or simply wanting to enjoy your favorite meals again, dentures could vastly improve your quality of life. To begin the process of renewing your smile and improving your oral health, you need only schedule a consultation visit in our office.
To schedule your denture consultation, call St John Smiles today!