To many people, getting a denture is just another inevitable life change.
You do have more than one option, however. So here’s what you need to know in order to make the best decision about replacing your teeth.
What a Denture Is
Dentures are usually made from acrylic. The “gums” can be colored to match your natural tissues. Teeth are also individually designed to look just like your original ones.
Complete dentures replace all teeth on an arch. A partial denture has just one or a few teeth supported by an acrylic or metal frame that rests on existing teeth.
What You Should Know About Dentures
You can bite up to six times harder with natural teeth than you can with false ones. This means that after getting dentures, you’ll likely have some limitations in what you can eat.
Just because dentures are not real teeth doesn’t mean you don’t need to take care of them. You’d still have to clean, brush, and soak it daily to keep your gums (and any remaining teeth) healthy.
Instead of traditional dentures, you may qualify for dental implants. There are many different methods for replacing one or more teeth with implant technology. If you want a quick and fixed option, a simple dental bridge may suffice.
Having your teeth pulled to get a denture sounds like an easy way to be done with dental issues forever. But that’s really the fast track to a new set of problems. So the best alternative really is to hold onto your natural teeth as long as you can.
Talk with your dentist to find out whether a denture is right for you.
Posted on behalf of:
Dental Care Center At Kennestone
129 Marble Mill Rd NW
Marietta, GA 30060
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