Dentures & Partial Dentures in Buffalo, NY
Experienced Dentists Providing Affordable Dentures & Partials in Buffalo
Dentures come in a number of different varieties, including fixed (permanent) and removable, partial and full, immediate and conventional, and upper and lower.
Another option in the realm of restorative dentistry is dentures, which are a small row of false teeth that work to return an individual’s bite to its original occlusion prior to the loss of one or more teeth. Dentures come in a number of different varieties, including fixed (permanent) and removable, partial and full, immediate and conventional, and upper and lower. Depending on a patient’s individual needs, removable partials may be preferred as a substitute for two lost teeth in the mandible (the lower jaw), or a fixed full denture will be required to replace all the teeth of the maxilla (the upper jaw). Because dentures are available in so many forms and for diverse uses, it is important to consult with a dentist to learn which type of denture may be ideal.
Partials, true to their name, are recommended as a way to stand in for a small number of missing teeth, as an alternative to the otherwise popular dental bridges and implants. This kind of denture comprises one or more false teeth affixed to a base that is colored to resemble the wearer’s gums. Removable partials feature small clasps at either end that latch onto the abutment teeth (the teeth immediately on either side of a gap), which anchor the denture in place. Fixed partials, on the other hand, are similar to dental bridges in that the abutment teeth first must be filed down and fitted with crowns before the denture can be installed using cement.
Full dentures replace an entire row of teeth, serving as a substitute for all the teeth of either the maxilla or the mandible. Because it is rare for every last tooth on either jaw to fall out, for a full denture to be set up, any teeth still lingering in the jaw must first be removed. As soon as a jaw has been completely cleared of teeth, a patient may opt for conventional or immediate dentures, both of which have their respective benefits and drawbacks. Conventional dentures can only be made once the gums and jaw have completely healed; a dentist will make an impression of the flesh of the relevant jaw, and the impression will be used to construct a plastic model with false teeth. Immediate dentures are made well before the removal of lingering teeth and are available for wearing as soon as the removal is complete. However, because the jawbones and gums may alter in shape after the extraction of excess teeth, immediate dentures may gradually become ill-fitting over their first few weeks of wear.
Both fixed and removable full dentures can benefit from the installation of dental implants, which will bond with the jawbone below the gum line and serve as stalwart anchors for the denture. These implants do more than provide substantial support; they also help to prevent bone loss. With no teeth to reinforce, jawbones will decline in thickness and strength unless dental implants are installed. The titanium at the bases of implants chemically bonds with the bone, preventing much of the bone loss from occurring. There are several different formats that dental implants can take in the gums. Four implants spread throughout the front of the jaw can support dentures, and one implant at each corner of the rear of the mouth can also be effective.
FAQ About Dentures
How long should dentures last?
Dentures last around five to eight years. Most dentists will recommend getting new dentures every five to eight years all depending on the individual. Due to regular use, dentures will get worn out. Your gums can also shrink and change shape over the years.
Can you sleep with dentures?
Yes, you are able to sleep with dentures. It is not recommended to sleep with your dentures, but you are able to. When you do remove your dentures when you sleep you are giving your bone and gums the opportunity to take a break which is needed to release the pressure of the dentures.
How do you get used to wearing dentures?
You get used to wearing dentures by practicing with them when you are talking and eating. You also need to remember to keep wearing your dentures as your mouth is getting used to them. As mentioned above it is a good idea to give your gums a break by taking out your dentures at night.
What happens if I don’t wear my dentures?
If you try chewing your food without dentures you are going to put an unnecessary amount of pressure on your gums and any other remaining teeth. This can cause issues such as gum disease and TMJ. Your jawbone can also become weaker over time. You can have digestive problems as well if you are not chewing your food properly. The f it will also change which is a serious issue. They will not fit properly when you do use them.
How Long Does A Soft Denture Reline Last?
If you are taking proper care of your soft denture reline as well as have it applied properly it should last for a minimum of three months.
Do Dentures Wear Out?
It’s important when you have dentures to have annual examinations. When you get examined the dentist is looking for any changes which would include color, inflammation, sores and growths and anything else that may appear to be out of the ordinary. The first denture you have will probably not be your last. A huge occurrence that happens with dentures is the bite can change, which will mean you will need a different set of dentures.
Contact Teach Dental Group today to learn about the available denture options. Our experienced Buffalo dentists have been providing quality dental care to the Western New York region for over 40 years. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.
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