Dentures

dentures allentown pa

Full and Partial Dentures  Allentown PA

Dentures, or “plates”, used to be a mainstay of dentistry, and there are still patients who have unfortunately lost all of their natural teeth. By using,  implants to help stabilize removable dentures, we can find the right solution to fit each patient's specific needs.  Today’s denture is not your grandmother’s denture. Dentures are removable appliances used as a replacement for missing teeth. They can be removed  for cleaning, and put back into your mouth whenever you want. Full dentures are used when all of your natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set. Partials are used when only a few teeth are missing. The more stable the denture is, the easier it is to wear. Partial dentures can have clasps that use the remaining natural teeth for stability and retention. Thanks to the evolution of dental implants, we can use strategically place titanium posts to support dentures and partial better and more esthetically than any time in history. As good as they are,they are not the same as natural teeth. They take a little bit time to get used to, and adjustments are commonly needed early on. Some common complaints are that they feel bulky, or that they don't have enough room for their tongue. For some, dentures might feel loose, or they may miss the tactile sense of feeling food on the roof of their mouths. These feelings will affect the way they eat and talk for a little while, but over a period of time, their mouths becomes trained to eat and speak naturally with their dentures. Dentures may never feel like the teeth you were born with, but they are much better than the alternative of not having teeth. It is important to remember that, even though dentures are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing them. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a cleaning solution. Never use hot water because it could warp the dentures. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don't drop them. Also, never try to adjust them yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from your dentist if they feel uncomfortable or loose.