Missing one or more of your teeth can affect your ability to chew efficiently and speak coherently, leaving you feeling less confident. If you’re missing teeth, the team of dentists at Chauvin Family Dentistry in Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, New York, offers a full menu of restorative dentistry services, including complete and partial dentures. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
Dentures are a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth. They’re often the best treatment solution for men and women who’ve lost most or all their teeth from advanced gum disease, severe tooth decay, or a traumatic injury.
The three most common types of removable dentures are:
Also known as conventional dentures, this appliance replaces a complete set of top teeth, a complete set of bottom teeth, or both. Complete dentures can only be worn following the extraction of any remaining teeth.
This complete, removable appliance fits over dental implants surgically placed in your jawbone. Implant-supported dentures are more stable than conventional dentures because they won’t slip out of place.
This type of denture restores a smaller group of missing teeth scattered across your upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures attach to your natural teeth to stay securely in place.
The technology used to make dentures is highly flexible, making them an ideal solution for a variety of problems related to missing teeth. Much like crowns, bridges, implants, and other dental restorations, dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and incredibly durable.
Dentures are usually the best restorative option for men and women who can’t receive dental implants.
If you’re missing teeth, your dentist at Chauvin Family Dentistry explains your restoration options based on your medical history and the results of a comprehensive oral exam.
Whether you’re a good candidate for dentures, implants, or another type of restoration, they let you know what to expect from all the available treatment options, so you can make an informed choice.
Daily cleanings are the best way to keep your dentures in excellent condition, so they last as long as possible.
Before cleaning your dentures, remove them from your mouth and rinse away any loose food particles. Use a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive paste specifically made for dentures to remove any remaining particles or residues. This helps prevent you from inadvertently scratching the surface of your dentures.
When you’re not wearing your dentures, it’s important to keep them in a soaking solution or water, because dentures that aren’t kept moist can quickly lose their shape.
To find out if dentures are right for you, call Chauvin Family Dentistry or schedule an appointment online today.