TWO WAYS TO BRING YOUR SMILE BACK AGAIN
Solutions include classic approach and new denture technology.
If you lose your teeth, don’t despair. Dentures have been a great solution for a long time in replacing your missing teeth and bringing back your smile again.
Gum disease, tooth decay or injury can all result in losing all of your natural teeth. It happens. Fortunately, dentures have been developed and improved through the years to fill the missing gap (namely, your teeth) and getting you back on the road to a healthier, happier appearance. In other words, having teeth again—or the nearest thing to it.
WHICH DENTURES ARE BEST FOR YOU?
Strull Oral Surgery is pleased to offer two different approaches to dentures: Classic Dentures and New Denture Technology
Classic dentures include:
- Conventional dentures which are employed only after the teeth have been removed and the tissues are healthy again. They are fully removable.
- Immediate dentures go into your mouth on the same day the teeth are taken out. Of course, your dentist has already created a model during an earlier visit! Not that you don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period – but you may need to have the denture realigned or remade following the full healing of your jaw. They are also fully removable.
- Overdentures are popular when you have some existing teeth that can be saved. This helps to stabilize the jawbone and provide better support for the new dentures.
NEW DENTURE TECHNOLOGY
Instead of having to rely on the shape of the mouth for support, we use new technology to attach the prosthetic teeth directly onto dental implants, which are permanently anchored on the jawbone.
By supporting dentures with implants, patients enjoy a stable biting surface that is locked firmly in place. After a time, the implants fuse with the bone in the jaw which helps to prevent bone atrophy so that the shape of the mouth will not change over time. It’s certainly exciting news for those looking for a better, more comfortable denture solution.
GETTING USED TO YOUR NEW DENTURES
It’s normal to feel some awkwardness with your new dentures at first. As you get used to them, the problems usually go away. Your dentist will likely schedule follow-up appointments so the fit can be checked and adjusted if periodically if necessary.
Remember that no matter what kind of dentures you have, it’s important to practice the same comprehensive dental hygiene you would for your natural teeth. Using a soft brush to brush your gums every morning before putting your dentures in can help remove plaque, stimulate circulation and keep your mouth healthy.
Drinking 3 or more sodas per day can increase your tooth decay by 62%!
DID YOU KNOW?
Dentures usually need to be replaced every 5 years or so due to changes in bone density and shape.