Dentures - Complete, Partial, & Custom
At Geelan Dental Care we pride ourselves in our ability to restore a smile on people’s faces. Dentures are one of the solutions that we use to bring back those smiles. Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are used by people who have lost one or a couple of their teeth. The main difference between dentures and other prosthetics is that they are removable.
When to Use Them?
We recommend dentures when surgical procedures are not an option. Although they do not stop the loss of jawbone volume, they can help to slow it down. They also help the mouth to retain its shape, which is likely to be lost if you stay for a while without teeth. Dentures are very common among senior citizens, who find themselves ineligible, or not wanting to deal with the hassle of going through surgical procedures.
Our dentures can either be complete or partial. Complete dentures are a series of prosthetic teeth that are joined together and made to look like a jaw. They are used when one as lost most of the teeth on their jaw.
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Partial dentures, as the name suggests, are just a series of prosthetic teeth that are inserted in the tooth gap left when you’ve lost some of your teeth.
Read more about partial dentures.
Can Dentures Function Like Natural Teeth?
Although dentures cannot fully function like natural teeth, they can be essential for someone who has lost their teeth. First, dentures help to improve one’s cosmetic appearance. As mentioned above, they will maintain the shape of your mouth. Of course, having empty tooth gaps in your mouth has never been pretty.
Complete dentures will also ensure you can speak perfectly. It might take some time for you to get used to them, but you’ll get the hang of it quite soon. People who’ve lost all their teeth find it hard to pronounce certain words, and their speech ends up distorted. Although dentures are very useful, they do have some limitations. For example, they are often not as stable as natural teeth so you might need to be careful about what you eat when wearing them.
As mentioned earlier dentures cannot stop the jawbone from shrinking. That is why it is always advisable that you get dental implants if possible. You can be wearing the dentures over the implants. Dentures are made with an acrylic base that helps to secure them on your gums. The acrylic base perfectly adheres to the gums and the palate.
Our dentists will take impressions of your tooth gap and have the dentures, partial or complete, made for you. Since they do not stop the shrinking of the jawbone, they tend to become loose with time. You’ll have to come back to the clinic to have the changed or adjusted.
You can get in touch Geelan Dental Care at (971) 323-1990. Call in if you have any questions about dentures and dental healthcare in general. Our team of professionals is always available and ready to attend to everyone.