If you have missing teeth, dentures and partials can help you achieve a smile you’ll love to share with the world. Jeanine Gourdine, DMD, of Smile Center of Knightsville, creates beautiful and natural-looking dentures and partials for residents of Summerville, South Carolina, and beyond. Booking a visit is fast and easy whether you choose to connect with the practice online or by phone.
Dentures are removable devices that replace missing teeth. The two primary types of dentures are called full and partial.
A full set of dentures replaces all of your upper or lower teeth. Dentures secure artificial teeth in a pink acrylic base that sits atop your gum tissue.
Partial dentures replace some of your natural teeth, leaving healthy teeth in place. Partials are designed to fit around your remaining teeth and often use a system of small hooks that secure to your adjacent teeth for a better fit.
In some cases, your dentist may need to extract one or more teeth before moving forward with full or partial dentures.
Dentures and partials offer an affordable way to replace missing teeth. Compared to options like dental implants, dentures are easier to fit into your budget. It’s important to note, however, that even the best set of dentures will eventually need to be replaced, so be sure to factor in that expense when considering the cost.
Thanks to advancements in dental technology, modern dentures offer a secure fit. You’ll be able to eat a wide range of foods without worrying about your teeth shifting or slipping out of position. Most dentures don’t require any form of adhesive to remain in place.
If missing teeth have changed your speech patterns, dentures can help restore normal speech. They also help fill out the shape of your lips and mouth, which is important for people who’ve lost all of their upper or lower teeth.
It takes time for your body and brain to get used to the feel of a new set of dentures. Be patient, and wear your dentures as much as possible in the first few weeks.
If you notice any areas of discomfort (hot spots), let your dentist know. Minor adjustments can be made to make your dentures more comfortable.
It won’t take long before wearing your dentures becomes just another part of your daily routine. If you have additional questions about dentures or partials, call Smile Center of Knightsville today to book a consultation or schedule online in just moments.