When Are Dentures Effective?

Teeth may become missing because of an accident, gum disease or tooth decay. Dentures are one of the options available for replacing missing teeth. This has been a steady and reliable option. With huge technological advances in dentistry, dentures are now nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth. They can be removed whenever necessary but still provide excellent confidence while speaking and eating. Dentures look like natural teeth, allowing for a beautiful smile.

Are Their Different Kinds of Dentures?

Two types of dentures are used at our office. Dr. Dempsey and his staff will help you find the best option for your specific needs. The two options are:

  • Partial dentures – Partial dentures are used to replace one or many teeth. They can be spread throughout your natural teeth and are similar to dental bridges. Dentures are different than bridges in that they can be removed while dental bridges are placed permanently.
  • Complete dentures – If you have lost all of your teeth, a complete set of dentures is needed. When someone speaks of “false teeth”, they are very likely referring to complete dentures.

What are the Benefits of Dentures?

This first and most important benefit of a dentures is that you will once again have a full set of teeth. Aesthetic benefits are produced by significantly improving the beauty of your smile. You will be able to speak and chew food naturally and comfortably again. Because of the increased beauty and comfort, your confidence in daily social and business activities will be boosted greatly. Dentures that are cared for properly can provide many years of excellent benefits to you.

What Special Care is Required?

Once you have received your dentures, we will provide you with detailed and very specific instructions on how to best care for your new dentures, which will include soaking them each night in a special solution for dentures. Those dentures can assist you for years if maintained regularly and properly giving you confidence and comfort.