Your smile is one of the most visible features and one of the first things people notice. Do you have a smile that makes you feel self-conscious? You shouldn’t. At Birmingham Dental, we believe that everyone should love their smile. And you can love yours too with dentures!
Dr. Coburn and the friendly, experienced staff at Birmingham Dental provide dental services that will restore your dental health, increase your confidence, and encourage you to smile as much as possible. Dentures are one of the many excellent restorative dental services we offer.
What Are Dentures?
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available – complete and partial dentures. Full dentures are used when all the natural teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. Both can be made to resemble your natural teeth.
Dentures are usually made out of a metal framework to hold their shape. On top of that metal base, plastic is placed on top to be the false gums. This plastic is often flesh-colored or pink to look like natural gum tissue. Then the false teeth themselves are made from ceramic or porcelain. This will provide a robust appliance that will look and function perfectly!
Dentures can be an excellent replacement choice if you’re losing most of your teeth. They’re basic and easy to maintain. Fitting them for your mouth is also a non-invasive dental procedure, unlike dental implants, for example, which we surgically place into your jawbone. Dentures are easy to put in and take out when they need to be cleaned and when you need to go to sleep at night.
What is the Process for Dentures?
The evaluation, design, and placement of complete dentures typically require three to four visits. We’ll check if you have any dental concerns that might prevent you from wearing dentures.
To help us create and customize your dentures, we can impressions your teeth. Then you’ll usually return to try them on when they’re ready.
At this time, it is still not too late to let us know if you’re not happy with how they fit. We can make adjustments to ensure that they are comfortable and functional in your mouth.
How Do I Care For Dentures?
Cleaning dentures is a breeze. Brushing them the same way you would your natural teeth is fine, although regular toothpaste contains fluoride, which is good for your natural teeth but can scratch your dentures. With a gentle toothbrush, clean your dentures with soap or a particular denture cleaning solution.
Dentures are custom-made to fit inside your mouth, ensuring a tight seal and preventing slippage while eating or speaking. You can use a dental fixative to keep them in place.
To give your gums a rest, you should take them out at night. Remove any fixative with a brush and soak the dentures in a cup of water.
Replace Your Teeth Today
Missing teeth can be a real drag. Not only can it look bad, but it can also have adverse effects on various aspects of your oral health. When you’re missing a few teeth, the remaining surrounding teeth experience excessive stress, wear and tear.
Dentures can improve your smile, and most people won’t even realize you don’t have natural teeth. In terms of functioning, they’re also identical to your natural teeth. You are free to eat and chew whatever you want.
Contact Us Today to Look Into Dentures in Birmingham
It’s time to stop putting off the wellbeing your oral health and dental care. If you’re interested in learning more about dentures in Birmingham, MI, either full or partial, give us a call today and schedule a consultation!