Dentures Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ
What is a denture?
A denture, what is also commonly called as false teeth, are artificial devices that are fabricated to take the place of missing teeth in the patient’s mouth. In Edison, Metuchen, & South Plainfield, NJ, dentists often give their patients practical design options that would best fit their needs and their lifestyle. Dentures are typically supported by the tissues within the oral cavity, and may be attached to either the mandibular or the maxillary arch of the mouth, depending on where the gaps created by the missing teeth are located.
What are the advantages of using a denture?
For patients who know the discomfort and inconvenience caused by missing teeth, dentures will be able to help them improve their chewing ability and allow them to enjoy their food more. It will also help restore a more natural appearance to the patient’s face because it replaces the missing support that the teeth normally give the lips and the cheeks. Patients are also able to speak and pronounce their words better. Most importantly, wearing dentures will boost the patient’s self-esteem because it gives back his confidence to interact with other people without having to worry about missing teeth.
What are the types of dentures?
Depending on the patient’s personal requirements, behavior, and overall way of life, different types of dentures could be recommended by the dentist for their use.
Partial dentures are recommended for people who have some missing teeth on the mandibular or maxillary arch of the mouth. Removable partial dentures are typically made up of fabricated teeth that are attached to a pink plastic base and it is held securely in place by metal clasps that can attach to the existing teeth. On the other hand, fixed partial dentures are also referred to as the “crown and bridge dentures” and are often cemented into place to maintain the appearance of a complete set of teeth.
Complete dentures are those that are used to replace all of the missing teeth on a particular arch in the patient’s mouth. The prosthetic teeth used in this type of denture are attached to a gum colored base that is supported by a metal framework to help keep the denture snugly in place.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Always handle your dentures with care because they can be easily breakable otherwise. Just like natural teeth, clean your dentures regularly using a soft bristled brush and a denture cleaning solution to remove food particles and plaque buildup on the surfaces. For removable dentures, put the prosthetic in a container with soaking solution or tepid water when it is not being used. Consult your dentist for best care practices that you could use to take care of your dentures in order to maintain its functionality for a longer period of time.
For more information on dentures in Edison, Piscataway Township, New Brunswick, Metuchen, or Woodbridge Township, NJ, contact our office today.