Missing teeth can threaten much more than just your oral health – it can harm your sense of self-confidence, your overall wellbeing, and your quality of life as well over time! For instance, these consequences are likely to occur:
At Dentistry at Hickory Flat, Dr. Brian Lee and Dr. Katherine Lee offer several high-quality solutions that can replace teeth, including custom-made dentures. Our practice offers partial prosthetics, full models, and even implant-retained versions for patients who are seeking added permanency in their new and improved smile. Please contact us today here in Canton to learn more about our denture options and which one best fits your unique needs and preferences.
Partial dentures are ideal for patients who want to replace certain teeth along an arch of their smile while maintaining natural ones. They consist of natural-looking prosthetic teeth and gum-colored acrylic that is anchored to a lightweight metallic frame. They also have clasps, which are used to strategically attach the partial to the teeth in a comfortable and functional fashion. Newer technology allows us to make partial dentures without metals at all in certain situations. The partial dentures should be rinsed after every meal and regularly brushed with denture paste that’s been approved by the ADA for optimal results.
There are three major types of full dentures:
Once patients receive their new, one-of-a-kind denture from our Canton office, they can expect to experience an adjustment period. Their facial muscles will need to get used to eating, speaking, and performing other important oral functions with the new appliance. As a result, you may experience some minor discomfort and sore spots within the mouth. If you ever find yourself experiencing significant pain, let our dentists know right away so that we can adjust your prosthetic for a more optimal fit.
It’s important to practice consistent oral hygiene even with a denture. This means that you should rinse the appliance after every meal and brush it thoroughly with a quality denture paste. Also, make sure that you’re still brushing your gum tissue, your cheeks, and your tongue in order to get rid of decay-causing plaque. As long as you care for your denture and the rest of your mouth properly, you should expect to enjoy it for a decade or even longer! Please don’t hesitate to contact us today if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Brian, Dr. Katherine, and the rest of our talented team.