Conventional dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. When you lose all of your teeth, facial muscles can sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
Immediate dentures are inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but may need to have the denture relined or remade after your jaw has healed.
Overtime dentures can become loose due to the resorption of bone from teeth being removed. Rather than having a completely new denture made, Dr. Butriy can add a soft liner to the existing denture to improve the fit and feel.
Like your teeth, your dentures should be brushed daily to remove food particles and plaque. Brushing also can help keep the teeth from staining. Taking care of your dentures as you do your natural teeth will ensure optimal health and longer-lasting wear from your dentures.