Complete & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable appliance that replaces lost teeth and the tissues around them. The two primary types of dentures accessible at our dental clinic are complete and partial dentures. While you still have a few natural teeth, partial dentures are utilized; however, when you have lost all of your teeth, complete dentures are the finest option. We are always ready to help you acquire your complete or partial dentures so that you can retain your mouth shape for proper dental health and a brilliant smile at Cornell Dental.
What Causes Tooth Loss?
There are many factors that can cause you to lose some of your teeth or all of them. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is periodontal disease which is damaging when not treated early. Also, tooth extraction, poor dental care, and natural aging can lead to tooth loss. Additionally, severe facial and jaw injuries can lead to significant tooth loss. The degree of your tooth loss will determine the best denture option for you.
Complete dentures can be either immediate or traditional. From the time your tooth is extracted, a typical denture can be fitted in eight to 12 weeks. As soon as the teeth are extracted, immediate dentures can be utilized. During the healing phase, you will not need to be without teeth. Your immediate dentures will need to be modified during the recuperation time since the jawbone tissue may shrink.
Partial dentures are the most effective choice when you have natural teeth. They're constructed out of teeth glued to a pink plastic base. This base is connected to a metal framework that provides support and keeps the denture in place on your gum tissue. Partial dentures are excellent because they allow you to preserve your natural teeth. The precision partial denture's inner connections are removable and can be affixed to neighboring crowns.
How to Care for Your Dentures
When not properly looked after, your dentures could gain an accumulation of dental plaque that causes bone loss and bad breath. Similarly, a fungal infection known as oral thrush could arise as a result of poorly kept dentures. To avoid such scenarios, you should softly brush the dentures at night to get rid of plaque. You can also soak the dentures in a viable cleansing liquid overnight.
Can you Repair Dentures?
When you get dentures, you'll need to visit our dentist to make sure they're customized to fit you properly. If your dentures have been broken, it is risky to try to repair them on your own. It will be harmed and weakened by any bending clasp or metal denture attachment. Your dentures may cause mouth sores and discomfort on your gums if they don't fit properly. You should see a dentist right away if your denture is broken, cracked, or if any of the teeth in the denture are loose. If necessary, our professionals at Cornell Dental are available to evaluate and repair your dentures. If the repairs are difficult, our expert lab can help. Please contact us at (971) 397-6196 if you have any questions concerning your dentures.