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Should I Get a Denture? The truth about dentures
Are you living with missing or badly damaged and painful teeth? Are you trying to go about your life without smiling much or eating what you want? Then it’s time to think about getting your teeth replaced with functional and beautiful new dentures. And the professionals at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD--where your dentures can be fabricated on site in their private dental lab--will offer you all the help and information you need in making your decision.
You need a nice smile not only to give you self-esteem and confidence. It also gives you the teeth you need to help chew the foods you want, aiding in digestion and improving your overall health. If you want to improve your looks and your chewing ability, you can get state-of-the-art, natural-looking dentures. Denture options available from your Catonsville dentist at Angel Dental Care include:
With dentures you will get more enjoyment out of life, be able to smile more, and enjoy eating once again. When you think about dentures, go and see the expert professionals at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD. They will provide you with an affordable, comfortable denture experience, so call today!
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!
While dental implants are the preferable choice for teeth replacement, your life circumstances may cause you to postpone it or some other permanent restoration. In the meantime, you need a temporary solution for your tooth loss.
Removable partial dentures (RPDs) have met this need for many years. RPDs are traditionally made of rigid, acrylic plastic resin and fasten to existing teeth with metal clasps. While effective as temporary tooth replacements, RPDs do have their drawbacks: they can be uncomfortable, develop a loose fit and are prone to wear and staining.
Recently, though, new RPDs made of a flexible type of nylon are addressing some of these drawbacks. Because the nylon material is thermoplastic (able to change shape under high heat), it can be injected into a cast mold of a patient’s mouth to create the denture base, to which life-like replacement teeth are then attached. And rather than a metal clasp, these RPDs have thin, finger-like nylon extensions that fit snugly around existing teeth at the gum line.
The new RPDs are lightweight, resistant to fracture and offer a more comfortable, snugger fit than the older RPD. And because the nylon material can be made to closely resemble gum tissue, the base can be designed to cover receding gum tissue, which may further improve the appearance of a patient’s smile.
On the downside, these new RPDs are difficult to reline or repair if they’re damaged or the fit becomes loose. And like all RPDs, they must be regularly removed and cleaned thoroughly to prevent any accumulating bacterial biofilm that could increase the risk of gum disease or tooth decay (the attachment extensions are especially susceptible to this accumulation). They should also be removed at night, since the reduction in saliva flow while you sleep can worsen bacterial buildup.
Still, the new flexible RPD is a good choice to bridge the time gap between lost teeth and a permanent restoration. They can restore lost function and improve your smile during the transition to implants or a fixed bridge.