Learn if dentures are right for your from your Pikesville dentist.
If you are facing tooth loss issues and are wondering about your treatment options in Pikesville, MD, you might want to talk to Dr. Brenda Faulk at the Baltimore Dental Center.
One question you might want to ask Dr. Faulk is “Am I a candidate for dentures?” Most likely, the answer will be "yes."
Dentures are a common, safe and popular option for dealing with tooth loss. Some people may be uncomfortable with or simply don’t care for the time and expense involved with dental implants, for example.
Dentures are removable dental appliances designed specifically for your needs. They are usually made of plastic or acrylic resin material. Dentures can be made to replace all or some teeth – a partial denture helps replace a few missing teeth; a full denture is made if you have lost all your natural teeth. An overdenture is a denture that is designed to fit over a few remaining teeth or implants.
Dentures can not only help you smile again, they will improve your ability to chew food more easily and speak more clearly. In short, they are not only practical but in the process of regaining such abilities, they will also help you regain your confidence.
Dentures are usually less expensive than other options such as dental implants. They also can be worn immediately, although you will probably need to have them adjusted over time.
Dentures are easy to care for; it is suggested you brush them at least once a day with a soft bristle toothbrush using non-abrasive cleaning paste. Because they need to remain moist when you are not using them, you should keep them in water when not in use.
For more information on whether you might be a candidate for dentures or if you are seeking the services of a qualified dentist in Pikesville, MD, contact Dr. Faulk at the Baltimore Dental Center. For more information call (410) 486-2603.