Finding Your Lost Teeth
There are various kinds of dentures available, but all share a common function: replacing teeth that have become loose or lost.
Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth and can be either full or partial oral appliances. In some cases, teeth may need to be extracted and your mouth given a chance to heal before new dentures can be placed. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF DENTURES:
Complete Dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Partial Denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, providing a new chewing surface and preventing other teeth from shifting.
Dentures take time to made properly, please allow for 4-6 appointments to allow a good fit. They are very durable appliances and will last many years, but they do not last forever. They may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
You may need to book an appointment if your dentures have a broken clasp, need to be relined, are loose, crooked, hurt, stuck or have become yellow.
Even with dentures, regular dental check ups are still necessary to have your dentures examined and professionally cleaned. Dr. Shaffer can also help make sure your dentures still have a proper fit to prevent slippage and discomfort.