Dentures are a simple, effective solution for missing teeth. At Dental Distinction in Plano, Texas, Mohammed Mansour, DDS, BDS, MS, offers partial and full dentures. Along with his team, Dr. Mansour can use dentures to replace some or all of your teeth. Replacing missing teeth is important for maintaining your oral health, bite, and facial structure. To learn more, call Dental Distinction or request an appointment online today.
Dentures are removable dental devices that replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth and a pink acrylic base that resembles your gum tissue. Whether you have a few missing teeth or no natural teeth at all, dentures are an effective treatment to restore your ability to chew and speak comfortably.
Dr. Mansour and his team offer two popular types of dentures at Dental Distinction:
Dr. Mansour recommends full dentures, or complete dentures, when you no longer have any healthy teeth. They replace all the teeth in your mouth. After removing any decayed or severely damaged teeth, Dr. Mansour takes impressions of your mouth to create your new appliance.
These impressions serve as models to create the dentures, which include artificial teeth, gums, and a pink base that conforms to the roof of your mouth.
Partial dentures replace some of your teeth. They’re recommended if you still have some healthy teeth left. Like complete dentures, partial dentures attach to a pink base that resembles your gums. However, they don’t conform to the roof of your mouth. Instead, they fit over your healthy teeth and use them for support.
Even a missing tooth can significantly impact your oral health. When you lose permanent teeth, your surrounding teeth shift toward the empty space. That eventually changes your bite, which increases your risk of further damage, including additional missing teeth.
Missing teeth make chewing and speaking difficult. Not only can this empty space result in slurred speech, without healthy teeth, your diet is limited.
In addition, your teeth help maintain your facial structure. Without them, your face sags and droops, making you appear older than you are.
Dentures take the place of your missing teeth, so they can help improve your oral health while maintaining your speech, chewing abilities, bite, and facial structure.
Caring for your dentures is important to keep them strong and well-fitting. Make sure to rinse your dentures and brush them with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Whenever you aren’t wearing them, keep your dentures submerged in water to prevent warping.
Keeping your gums and soft tissues clean is also important to prevent bacteria buildup. Rinse your mouth out regularly and brush your gums with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove plaque and bacteria.
To find out if dentures are right for you, call Dental Distinction or request an appointment online today.