Dentures are still one of the most popular options for people with missing teeth. Many things make dentures attractive to Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS patients who need teeth replacement, including the lower cost and the changes in technology that has improved the way in which labs build these devices.
While there are many other methods used for tooth replacement such as dental implants, dentures are still an affordable and practical choice that many patients prefer when they need to replace missing teeth.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to a base made of a material that matches the look and color of your natural gums. Dentures are placed over the gums and can be removed at night or any other time for cleaning and to give your gums a break.
When you need dentures for the upper teeth, they will cover the palate or roof of the mouth, much like a retainer. Lower dentures are placed over the gums and come in a horseshoe shape to fit around the tongue.
Types of Dentures
There are two types of dentures: full or complete dentures and partials.
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Getting Used to Dentures
While dentures are an excellent and affordable option for patients with missing teeth, they are a strange device, and it will take you some time to get used to the changes in your bite. You may need to come in for several adjustments until you feel comfortable with how the dentures fit and work while biting.
Speaking may also be affected by dentures, but with time, it will become more natural. It may feel as if they don’t fit properly, but this is not uncommon. Some patients get discouraged but try to keep in mind that this is an entirely new appliance and your entire mouth has to get used to working with it.
How Do I Care for My Dentures?
Taking some steps to care for your dentures will make them last for years. Here are some tips to keep them from getting damaged.
With proper care, dentures can last for many years, but don’t forget to call Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS at (845) 429-8060 for routine checkups.
Michael Bleyzer, DDS
14 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road
Pomona, NY 10970-3038
Right off of Exit 13 Palisades Parkway
Additional hours may be available by appointment
Serving entire Rockland County New York: Pomona, Suffern, Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, North Rockland Towns of Thiells, Stony Point, Garnerville, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw, and Tomkins Cove.