Horizon Family Dental Care uses dentures to replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. We offer full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures are used when an entire row of teeth are missing while partial dentures are used when only a few teeth are missing on an arch. If you need dentures in Baltimore, MD, we can create a custom prosthesis to fit seamlessly in your mouth.
Types of Dentures
Full dentures consist of an acrylic base with artificial teeth attached to it. This piece fits over the gums and is secured with adhesive or with a suctioning affect. A full set of dentures must be custom designed by a skilled dentist so that they fit perfectly in the patient’s mouth and look natural. It may take a while for some patients to adjust to wearing full dentures. They may feel bulky and speech will certainly be affected.
Partial dentures are a lot like full dentures but they only replace a few missing teeth instead of a whole row of missing teeth. The framework has metal brackets that will attach to your remaining natural teeth to hold the piece in place. This restoration will also take some time to adjust to.
Getting Used to New Dentures
Adjusting to dentures will take some time and patience. They will feel uncomfortable and may even cause sores in the mouth. However, your dentist will give you specific instruction to follow for wearing them. Eating will be difficult at first. However, if you start with soft foods and gradually introduce harder foods, you should be able to adjust. For most patients, it takes at least a month to adjust to dentures. However, it may take longer for some patients.
How To Care for Dentures
Caring for dentures is very important. It will help maintain your oral health and allow them to last as long as possible. You should remove your dentures and clean them every day. We suggest using a soft bristled tooth brush and denture cleaner. Every night you must soak them in a cleaning solution to remove harmful bacteria and food particles.
To make sure your dentures fit, proper maintenance is important. They will loosen over time due to bone loss in the jaw. Also, they will endure everyday wear and tear. When you visit your dentist on a regular basis, properly maintaining your dentures is simple. They will be able to notice if and when you will require any necessary repairs.
What are Denture Implants?
While traditional dentures are a great choice for patients missing most or all of their teeth, denture implants offer a better solution. This type of denture uses two to eight dental implants to hold the restoration in place. The dentist will insert the implants into the jaw bone where the bone and implants will fuse together. This offers the patients greater stability and comfort compared to traditional dentures.
Horizon Family Dental Care offers several types of dentures in Baltimore, MD. Schedule an appointment today to discuss all your options with your dentist to determine which one is best for you. Contact our Baltimore dentist office or book your consultation online today.