Several advancements in dentistry over the last few decades have made it possible to preserve your natural teeth for longer than before. Despite these improvements, tooth loss is still a prevalent issue for many Americans. In fact, it is estimated that 120 million adults are missing at least one tooth while another 35 million are suffering from complete tooth loss. If you are among those who no longer have a complete smile, D’Amico & Mauck can help fill the spaces with partials or dentures in Aurora.
When even one tooth is missing, you will notice a significant decline in your quality of life as everyday tasks, like chewing and speaking, become more difficult. Not to mention, your confidence was probably lost along with your teeth.
Over time, your oral and general health can also begin to suffer as you may experience additional tooth loss or nutritional deficiencies. To restore a healthy, functional smile, we can replace your missing teeth with dentures or partials.
If you are missing several teeth, you can fill the empty spaces with a partial. This is a removable oral appliance that is custom-fit to meet your exact needs. A base is made from an acrylic material that will match the color of your gum tissue. It will hold custom-made prosthetic teeth that will meet the size, shape, and color you need to look natural. To hold it in place, a metal framework or clasps are used to attach it to your remaining teeth. With the right aftercare, you can enjoy a long-term solution to complete your smile.
When you are missing all your teeth on the top or bottom arch, it can be impossible to chew many foods while your speech can sound slurred. To resolve the issues, a denture from your dentist in Aurora is the answer for you.
Using impressions of your mouth, a gum-colored base is created, which will feature custom-made prosthetic teeth. It is then held in place using suction or an adhesive. Now, you will be able to chew, speak, and smile with ease.
Although dentures have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, new advancements in dentistry now allow them to look more realistic while also offering a secure fit. To ensure that your new smile lasts, it is best to care for your dentures at home every day and maintain regular appointments with your dentist for adjustments.
If you would like to benefit from added security and stability, ask your dentist how dental implants can help to hold your denture in place.
Are you looking for a cost-effective and realistic-looking tooth replacement solution? Dentures in Aurora can restore the function and aesthetic of your smile by replacing several or all of your missing teeth on a single arch. For your convenience, we’ve answered some common questions we receive about full and partial dentures from our patients below.
The standard process of getting full or partial dentures in Aurora typically takes place over the course of a few weeks and anywhere from three to five appointments. Our goal is to make sure that your replacement teeth fit precisely, which is why we may request more than one fitting appointment. The visits typically include the following parts of the process:
Every patient who gets dentures in Aurora goes through an adjustment period that can last about a month. At first, they may feel odd and incredibly large in your mouth because you may not be used to having your cheeks filled out. This can cause you to produce more saliva or make it difficult to eat and speak. However, all of these side-effects will go away as your cheek muscles begin to get stronger and you become accustomed to the way they feel and function. Some patients may also experience sores initially, but these are completely normal, so it’s important to not panic. If you continue to have difficulty using your dentures or they don’t seem to comfortably fit your mouth, don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Some people find that using denture adhesive can provide them with additional support and stability, especially for lower dentures. However, it’s important to keep in mind that older dentures may be ill-fitting, which can’t be solved with adhesive. In this case, it’s important to visit your dentist in Aurora so we can replace, repair, or readjust your restoration.
Cleaning your dentures can extend their lifespan and ensure that they continue looking like new. If possible, try to clean them after each meal. It’s important to use non-abrasive materials such as a soft denture brush and denture cleaner. It’s also important to soak your dentures overnight to sanitize them and make sure they don’t warp. Never use regular toothpaste on them or clean them in scalding hot water.
When you first get your new full dentures in Aurora, it may take some practice to pronounce certain words and sounds. Here are some good tips to help you adjust quickly:
If you continue to have problems, don’t hesitate to contact our office so we can ensure that they’re fitted correctly.
You do not have to live with the challenges of missing teeth. You can regain a complete smile with dentures or partials. After performing a comprehensive consultation, we will create a personalized treatment plan to fill the empty spaces in your smile. With high-quality and durable materials, you will make a long-term investment in your quality of life.
If you are ready to restore your oral health and your confidence, we can help. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.