If you have
missing teeth, you may be tired of living with the inconvenience of not being
able to eat or speak comfortably. You may even feel self-conscious about your
smile. Fortunately, there are several options available for replacing missing
teeth. Two methods that have been popular for many years are partials and
dentures. Both of these are provided in Rockland County by Dentist Dr. Alan
Pressman DMD in Spring Valley.
What are Partials and Dentures?
removable dental appliances that are custom-made to fit a patient’s jaw and
resemble their natural smile. Complete dentures are used if a full line of
teeth have been lost and partials are used if some of the natural teeth remain.
Benefits of Dentures
Restore the ability to chew
Improves the look of the natural smile
Fills out the appearance of the face, prevents the
facial muscles from sagging
Prevents remaining teeth from changing position.
with missing teeth along both the upper and bottom jaw are perfect for a full
denture. If the remaining teeth are extracted, full dentures can be placed on
top of the tissues. This is called an Immediate Denture. This is done so you do
not have to walk around without your smile. Full dentures are created and
adhere by suction to the tissues. Ideally no denture adhesives are necessary.
of the choices for tooth replacement in the case of one or more missing teeth
in the upper or lower jaw is partial dentures. They can be removed easily. Partial
dentures are for people who have some healthy natural teeth left. They clasp
into position using the natural teeth as its support. They can be made out
of tooth colored and pink materials so they look like natural teeth.
takes several appointments to have dentures made. Your dentist, Alan Pressman
DMD will take highly-accurate molds and measurements of your mouth to send to a
dental laboratory where the dentures or partials will be made. Once they return
from the dental lab, it may take “try-in” appointments to make adjustments to
achieve a perfect fit.
Use and Maintenance
dentures usually takes some getting used to. Initially, you may experience some
irritation or soreness, as well as increased saliva production as your mouth
adjusts to the new appliance. However, these effects should go away fairly
quickly. You may also have to practice speaking normally while wearing the
oral health and confident smile are the most important reasons you should
replace your missing teeth. In addition, dentures restore your facial contours,
maintain the alignment, and bring back your ability to speaking and eat
to make an appointment for dentures in Rockland County, Spring Valley, NY.