More Comfortable and Convenient
Dentures are an effective and affordable way to replace your missing teeth. If you need to replace your teeth, consider the benefits of modern dentures. While they have been around for centuries, they used to be ill-fitting and uncomfortable. If you imagine dentures and picture someone with loose and overly large teeth, think again. They are now more natural-looking, comfortable, and easier to wear than ever before. Today’s dentures are custom-fit to make it possible to eat foods with confidence and speak articulately. The key is to see a Dentist who can fit you for the perfect set.
Did you know…
That an estimated 35 million Americans currently wear partial or full dentures – a number that is only expected to rise as baby boomers begin to reach retirement.
Types of Dentures
Partial or removable dentures or dental bridges consist of natural looking replacement teeth that are attached to a plastic base that is either gum or pink colored. The bridge or partial denture can sometimes be connected using metal framework to hold the denture in its place.
If you have one or more of your natural teeth in your lower or upper jaw, a partial denture may be recommended. A fixed bridge is used to replace one, two, or more of your missing teeth by placing a dental crown on the abutment teeth, which are the teeth that sit on the sides of the space left by the missing tooth. A dental bridge is then bonded securely into place. A partial denture fills the space that was created by a missing tooth, and prevents your other teeth from shifting of moving.
Centerport Dental explains that full dentures are very similar to partials, but are used to replace all of your missing teeth.
Full dentures can be immediate or conventional. In other words, a dentist can immediately replace your teeth after they have been pulled with full dentures. Conventional dentures require gum tissue healing before placement, which can take up to 12 weeks.
Immediate dentures are manufactured beforehand with your Portland Dentist positioning your new full dentures as soon as your teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures may require additional adjustments as your gums will shrink after your teeth have been removed. Sometimes immediate dentures are used as a replacement until conventional dentures can be placed.
This new technology is a great alternative to conventional and immediate dentures as it combines dental implant technology with traditional dental technology.
An overdenture consists of a complete or removable partial denture that is made to cover and rest on your natural teeth, your dental implants, or the natural roots of your teeth. Overdentures are also called overlay dentures, tooth supported dentures, telescoping dentures, and hybrid prosthesis.
Are Dentures Right For Me?
Each day, people look back on their decision to get dentures as a way to improve their smile and overall health—and are happy with the choice they made. If you’re considering dentures, you likely have a lot of questions. How do they work? What do they feel like? What are my options?
Because we use the latest in advanced dental technology, our digital imaging procedure make for precise dentures through measurements programmed into a computer. The fit is more exact, which mean less slipping and they are more natural and provide other health benefits as well.
Remember that you can always talk with our Centerport Dental team about your questions and concerns—you have our support every step of the way.