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Are Dentures Right For Me?

By Faulk Dental Associates
February 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Are you embarrassed because you are missing all or many of your teeth? Dentures could be the tooth replacement answer you have been looking for. A common form of replacing teeth, dentures improve chewing, eating and speaking and revive your smile. With help from your Baltimore, MD dentist Dr. Brenda Faulk, you can replace your teeth and dive into a gap-free life.Dentures

What are the kinds of dentures? 
Dentures have several styles depending on your situation. They include:

  • Immediate dentures: These dentures are for patients who need extractions before they can wear their dentures. A mold taken before the teeth are extracted serves as a basis to customize the denture. This allows the patient to wear it immediately after their appointment, saving the patient from having to go without teeth while their extraction sites heal.
  • Implant-retained dentures: This style involves the use of dental implant technology to keep the denture in place. Rather than using suction or gravity to keep the dentures in place, tiny posts implanted into the bone under the gumline serve as a sturdy foundation to hold the denture.
  • Partial dentures: Tooth-supported partial dentures use any remaining healthy teeth to anchor the denture in place. The denture fits around the teeth, filling in the gaps around them. Tissue-supported partial dentures fit on top of the healthy teeth, covering them.
  • Complete dentures: Complete dentures replace all of the teeth on an arch. In cases where there are no teeth remaining, a set of complete dentures replaces both arches.

Are dentures right for me? 
If you are missing all or many of your teeth, dentures can replace them to allow your mouth to function normally. If you have problems chewing, eating or speaking due to missing teeth, dentures function like real teeth, allowing you to eat and speak normally. Additionally, many people missing teeth consider their smile embarrassing and might feel awkward in social situations. Dentures renew your smile, helping you boost your confidence and self-esteem.

What are the benefits of wearing dentures?
Aside from making you feel great about your smile, dentures are beneficial in many ways. In recent years, dental technology has allowed the customization process behind dentures to grow. Dentures now feel, fit and function much more naturally than ever before. They also allow you to eat the foods you love, without having to worry about being able to swallow them due to being unable to chew them. Missing teeth cause premature aging of the face. This occurs because of bone loss, which results in a sunken or sagging appearance of the face. Dentures fill out the face and make you look younger.

For more information on dentures, please consult with Brenda J. Faulk, DDS at The Baltimore Dental Center in Baltimore, MD. Call 877-809-4929 to schedule your consultation for dentures today!