When a person is missing one or more teeth, dentures can provide an effective solution. Dentures are custom-fabricated, removable replacements for missing teeth that mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth.
Complete dentures are used to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, whereas partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. This prevents the remaining teeth from shifting and causing further dental issues. Denture wearers should clean their appliances on a regular basis using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive cleanser. In order to ensure that the dentures fit and function properly, regular dental visits are also recommended.
You should replace your dentures every five to ten years. Over time, the fit of the dentures may change due to bone loss or other factors, leading to discomfort and difficulty eating or speaking. Our team can help patients determine if their dentures need to be refitted or replaced.
We want to help our patients achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment with our team at Everbright Dental today to determine if dentures are the right tooth replacement solution for you.