If your teeth are falling out, you’ve likely:
Some medical conditions make you more susceptible to the gum disease and tooth decay that lead to tooth loss.
Preventable factors that contribute to tooth loss include hygiene, smoking, and a sugary diet.
Full dentures replace all the teeth in the top or bottom of your mouth whereas partial dentures replace smaller sections of teeth.
People with healthy remaining teeth may be good candidates for partial dentures. The partial dentures consist of replacement teeth and a plastic base that fits around those healthy teeth. They can be removable or fixed.
Fixed partial dentures are made of a bridge with replacement teeth affixed to natural teeth and held in place with cement and crowns.
First, your dentist takes a series of measurements inside your mouth and makes a mold of your gums. You get to “try on” this mold until it fits perfectly. The dentist uses the mold to create a final cast for your dentures. Then, your dentist sends this mold to the lab where your dentures are made. Once the lab returns the dentures, your dentist assesses their fit and appearance.
Missing teeth cause your cheeks and face to take on a sunken look. Dentures help fill out your face and restore your natural appearance. A full set of natural-looking teeth give you a healthy appearance.
Partial dentures help preserve the health of the remaining teeth, preventing them from shifting and preserving the jawbone. The remaining teeth lend stability to the partial denture.
Brush your gums, tongue, inner cheeks, and the roof of your mouth every morning to remove residue and stimulate circulation. Clean your dentures every day with a denture brush and gentle cleanser to prevent buildup.
You also need to keep your dentures damp to prevent warping, so make sure you soak them in water or denture solution when you’re not wearing them. If they do happen to warp, make an appointment with your dentist right away. Trying to make adjustments to your dentures may cause irreparable damage.
If you’re looking into your denture options, consult the dentists at Sunrise Dental.
We accept most insurance plans and will assist you in determining benefits and patient portions. For your convenience, we accept cash and checks, Visa, masterCard, and Discover cards. We also accept CareCredit and provide CareCredit application forms right in our office.
*Your insurance policy is a contract between you and your insurance benefit company. It is your responsibility to know your insurance policy rules, limitations, and benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot guarantee it. As a service to our patients, we will be happy to manage all claim submission and follow up on your behalf.
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