Sometimes you lose all your teeth. It happens. And despite the notion that dentures make you look old, with our procedures, dentures can actually help one look younger. Without support from teeth, facial muscles sag, making a person look older.
Carroll Dental Clinic brings dentures into the modern age with implants to help hold them in place—no slipping teeth and no need for messy adhesives.
If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. You’ll be able to eat and speak—things that people often take for granted until their natural teeth are lost.
Types of Dentures
There are various types of complete dentures. A conventional full denture is made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed which may take several months. An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
Even if you wear full dentures, you still must take good care of your mouth. Brush your gums, tongue and palate every morning with a soft-bristled brush before you insert your dentures to stimulate circulation in your tissues and help remove plaque.