If you’ve lost a significant number of teeth, you need to find a high quality replacement sooner rather than later. Dentures have long been trusted to fill in the gaps after the loss of multiple teeth -- and they have never been more effective than they are today. Your dentist at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry offers full and partial dentures in Simpsonville, Powdersville, and Greenwood. Keep reading to learn more about this popular tooth replacement method.
After tooth loss, finding a tooth replacement that’s comfortable and fits well is important for your continued health and wellbeing. Without all your teeth, it may be difficult to eat the nutritious foods that keep you healthy and feeling great for a long, happy life. Your remaining natural teeth may drift out of alignment, putting you at a greater risk of teeth grinding and painful problems with your jaw. Speech can also become difficult, and your self-confidence will likely suffer, too.
Dentures offer a wealth of benefits after tooth loss. They include:
If you’ve lost or had removed all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, a full (complete) denture takes the place of an entire row of missing teeth. It is held in place using natural suction; a denture adhesive may provide additional security for a complete denture.
A partial denture fills in the space left by missing teeth when several healthy ones are still present in the gum line. It fits in like a missing puzzle piece, held in place with small clasps or brackets attached to the natural teeth.
Dental implants from your dentist in Simpsonville, Greenwood, or Powsdersville can also be used to retain a full or partial denture. Eligible candidates are those who are healthy enough to heal from a surgical procedure. People who can benefit from dental implants should strongly consider the option. They provide unmatched stability and security a partial or complete denture.
It may take some time to adjust to your new tooth replacement, but with a little perseverance, you’ll soon adjust and be enjoying all the benefits of a complete and confident smile once again. Wear your denture as directed to help your mouth get used to the way it feels. Excessive saliva production may occur right at first -- that’s just your body’s reaction to a new object. It should subside after a week or two. Practice reading out loud and take small bites to get used to speaking and eating. If you still can’t seem to adjust to your denture after several weeks, or if it is causing you pain, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your dentist. You may need a small adjustment or refitting.
If you’re dealing with the ill effects of missing teeth -- like a loss of self-confidence, difficulty eating, or a lisp when you speak -- please don’t wait to find a solution. Contact us to schedule an appointment at any of our three office locations today!