Dentures are a great option for replacing missing teeth. For many men and women, a new set of dentures restores more than just a beautiful smile; it also restores confidence. At West Broadway Dental, you have access to a highly skilled team of professionals who can help you find the perfect dentures. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time at the Paterson, New Jersey, office.
There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures replace all of your top or bottom teeth, while partial dentures replace only some missing teeth.
Conventional dentures are usually crafted from an acrylic or plastic polymer base. Full upper dentures include a plate that fits over your palate, while lower dentures fit over your lower gums covering your jaw. Partial dentures are anchored to surrounding natural teeth.
The teeth replacements are usually crafted from acrylic resin. It is an affordable material that adheres well to the base, and is also very durable.
Most men and women only think of the aesthetic implications of missing teeth. In reality, there are other important reasons to consider replacing missing teeth.
Missing teeth can make it hard to eat or speak normally. That can lead you to avoid a healthy and varied diet and can also make you feel self-conscious about your speech.
More importantly, when several teeth are missing, your remaining teeth can shift out of position, causing alignment issues. This can place additional pressure on those teeth, as they must handle a greater share of chewing duties.
The first step is a comprehensive dental exam. Your dentist checks your teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease.
If your gums are unhealthy, it may not be possible to move forward until you receive treatment and your gum tissue heals. Dentures sit directly on your gums, so it’s important for them to be healthy and strong.
In some cases, one or more natural teeth have advanced decay and need to be extracted. In other instances, teeth require fillings or other dental work to address decay.
Next, your dentist makes an impression of your mouth. That information allows the dental lab to create your custom dentures. West Broadway Dental has an in-house lab, which means less waiting for your new dentures.
Once they’re in, you’ll return to have them fitted. Your dentist will check for proper fit and can make minor adjustments as needed. After a few weeks of wear, additional adjustments are possible.
To learn more about taking the important step to replace missing teeth with custom-made dentures, schedule an appointment with West Broadway Dental in the Paterson, New Jersey, office.