As you get older, there’s a good chance that you will lose one or several teeth. We try our best to help prevent this from happening with regular checkups and cleanings but sometimes the teeth can still be lost no matter what. When you several teeth, it doesn’t mean that you will have to severely limit your diet. You don’t have to spend your days frowning because you’re embarrassed to show your toothless smile. We have the perfect solution for you – dentures.
Dentures have a very long history, and even George Washington used them. We offer you full dentures if you basically have no teeth left, and we also offer partial dentures if you still have some teeth to support your replacement teeth.
We use two different materials when we create dentures. We use ceramic or something similarly tough so they’re strong enough to use for chewing your food. We also use softer acrylic at the base of the dentures so that they’re more comfortable for you when they sit on your gums.
The process is very easy to describe. We take a cast impression of your jaw alignment, gums, and remaining teeth. Then our lab technicians create realistic-looking dentures that fit in well in your mouth. While we customize your dentures, we will provide you with temporary dentures to serve as your replacement teeth.
If you need a full denture, our dentist will remove the handful of teeth left and then wait for the gums to heal before the new dentures are fitted in. This can take a while, and usually you may need about 3 months.
But you may not need full dentures. If your remaining teeth are still viable and can function as anchors, you can get partial dentures instead. We attach the replacement teeth to a base that looks like gums, and this whole contraption is designed around a metal framework. We attach this framework around the remaining natural teeth to keep the dentures in place.
However, there’s now a new option that can substitute for the standard metal-framework dentures. We use nylon resin instead to create flexible dentures. They’re more natural-looking, and offer a better fit. You don’t even have to wait as long to get them, while they can also last for a very long time.
If you need dentures, we can discuss all your options. Just because you’ve lost most or all of your teeth, it doesn’t mean that your quality of life will be greatly diminished. Here at Rider Dental, we offer dentures so you can chew properly, speak clearly and look younger and better.