Dentures can be an ideal replacement option if you have had your teeth removed or are already without teeth. If you try to live a life with missing teeth, you may become self-conscious about your smile, and you may have to avoid your favorite foods. This is why dentures are a perfect choice for your smile as well as the functioning of your mouth. Here at Shepherd Dental, we offer a wide range of denture services to enhance your smile aesthetics.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are customized prosthetic teeth fabricated in a dental lab to match the impressions made of the missing teeth. They are planned to replace all missing teeth either fully or partially based on a patient's specific requirements. Dentures are made to provide comfortable and natural-looking teeth.
Types of Dentures
Complete Dentures: They are created to replace an entire arch of teeth missing in the upper or lower jaw.
Partial Dentures: They are designed to replace just a few teeth in an arch.
Immediate Dentures: They are a complete set of teeth and are placed immediately after tooth extraction, so you don't have to go home without teeth.
Overdentures: They are placed over existing tooth roots or implants. Overdentures need the support of tooth structure underneath, such as an implant.
Advantages of Dentures
There are many advantages to choosing dentures. They reduce the pain of damaged teeth, are easy to wear, and are convenient. The correct dentures can even make you look younger by creating youthful outlines in your cheeks.
Restore Mouth Function
Dentures will not stop you from having your favorite foods. Modern dentures allow you to properly chew all of the foods you haven't been able to enjoy in a while. They can be chips, nuts, apples, or other foods that need a proper set of teeth to eat.
Improve Your Overall Health
Teeth are not just vital for eating and smiling. They also provide the structure that your mouth needs to maintain its shape. Dentures offer an effective alternative to support your facial muscles and structures and decrease your dental bone loss.
Reinstate Your Lovely Smile
Missing teeth can make smiling awkward and embarrassing. Dentures can help make your new smile look beautiful and natural.
Affordable Tooth Replacement
Some dental restorations can be very costly. Fortunately, dentures are a very affordable tooth replacement option.
How to Care For Dentures
- It is essential to clean your dentures as instructed to avoid gum irritation.
- Keep your dentures in a cleanser soaking solution or with regular water when not wearing them.
- Avoid eating acidic and hard foods.
- Routinely clean your gums and tongue before wearing them
If you are ready to regain your smile with dentures, visit Shepherd Dental at 235 E Hildebrand Ave #100, San Antonio, TX 78212, or call us at (210) 820-0400 and schedule an appointment.