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If you're missing teeth, you know that eating, speaking and smiling can be difficult. Dentures, sometimes called false teeth, help solve all these problems. They are removable dental restorations that are carefully crafted by Dr. M.S. Warshanna, at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, Maryland. Curious if dentures are the solution for you? Read on.
I'm missing most or all of my teeth.
People who are mostly or fully edentulous (without teeth) are often the best candidates for dentures at their Catonsville dentist's office, especially if the tooth loss is recent. The gum ridges in your mouth provide the denture plate, a durable gum-colored plastic base, with a place to sit. A combination of suction and denture adhesive holds both the upper and lower plates in place. As with any prosthetic or supportive device, there's a period of adjustment involved after dentures are placed. It will take a while to learn the best way to chew and speak while wearing the denture, especially if there is a period of healing involved with any natural teeth that your Catonsville dentist needs to extract. This adjustment period can be frustrating, but it is totally normal, and Dr. Warshanna advises his patients to be patient with the process.
I'm missing one or two teeth.
Even just one missing tooth can spell disaster for the rest of your teeth; they need the support of their neighboring teeth to remain stable. In these instances, your Catonsville dentist often recommends partial dentures to his patients at Angel Dental Care. The nearby remaining natural teeth act as "anchors" for the partial's metal framework; this attaches around the teeth and holds the partial in place.
As with full dentures, it takes some time to get used to the new apparatus, but having a full smile is worth it! If you'd like more information on how dentures can improve your health and your smile, call Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, Maryland today!