We all hope to take perfect care of our teeth. But mistakes happen. Teeth can fall out as a result of trauma, disease/decay, improper dentistry, and more.
Losing teeth doesn’t have to mean losing confidence in your smile. There are dental options out there that can assist you. One of the more common examples is dentures – removable devices that replace missing teeth.
Here in Folsom at Esthetic Reflections, where we specialize in senior care and complex dental needs, we provide comfortable and aesthetically pleasing dentures that are certain to fit your mouth comfortably.
We strongly encourage you to come in for a visit to let Dr. Chen, Dr. Skelton, and Dr. Torabian determine which solutions make the most sense for your tooth loss. You may be a candidate for a different type of procedure, such as a dental implant or overdenture.
Dentures are a type of custom-fit replacement for individuals of all ages that struggle with missing teeth. Dentures are usually made with a type of acrylic that looks like gums. It is molded to be an exact impression of your teeth and gums. Every day, you place the dentures in your mouth and adhere them to your gums using a special type of non-toxic paste.
Dentures provide many benefits for those that have struggled with tooth loss:
- They improve the look of your smile.
- They help you chew and talk more easily.
- They fill out your face and prevent facial sagging.
They are considered more than a cosmetic tool, because the muscles in your face and tongue are also strengthened when using dentures, and you are able to improved your oral and physical health by making it easier to chew and swallow your food.
Types of Dentures
There are also several different types of dentures. Traditional “Conventional” dentures are fully removable, and only designed to replace the missing teeth in your mouth comfortably. Before you can be fitted for these types of dentures, your gums will have to have healed from any tooth extractions.
Immediate dentures tend to be used during that healing period. These dentures are considered a temporary tool to give you the appearance and functionality of all of your teeth, but may not be as comfortable as conventional dentures are.
Overdentures are preferred for those with severe tooth loss – all of most of your teeth. These dentures are fitted over your remaining healthy teeth (or dental implants) which makes them sturdier and more comfortable than conventional dentures and allow you to eat more foods (because conventional dentures can dislodge when you chew sticky foods). Overdentures actually have a much higher satisfaction rate than conventional dentures, but may be more expensive and are not right for all types of mouths.
Come See if Dentures Are Right for You
For those looking for quality dentures in Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Fair Oaks, Rancho Cordova, Granite Bay and other areas of Sacramento County, it is important to find a dentist that genuinely understands your mouth. Not all dental care is created equal.
At Esthetic Reflections in Dentistry, we specialize in creating the right dentures that meet your dental needs. Dr. Chen and his team are also experts in what are known as “complex cases,” which have more advanced dental needs. If you’d like to learn more about our dentures, or any of our dental care options, schedule an appointment today.