Restore your smile with dentures from the office of Edison Park Smiles. If you are missing teeth, and are considering getting prosthetic replacements, you are not alone. Thousands of people opt for teeth replacement solutions to help themselves live a better and more comfortable life. It doesn’t matter if you lost your teeth due to trauma, gum disease or tooth decay, you need not be embarrassed or shy to smile in public because of your missing teeth.
Depending on whether you are missing some or all your teeth, you may need full or partial dentures. Traditional full dentures are used when all or most of a patient’s teeth are missing. Any remaining natural teeth need to be removed prior to the installation of full dentures. Partial dentures are used when a few natural teeth are remaining in the upper and lower jaws. Partial dentures contain an acrylic base of the same color as your gums, and they not only complete your smile, but also help in keeping the remaining natural teeth in their place.
It may take some time for you to get used to your newly fitted dentures. Once you have practiced wearing and removing them, and eating and speaking with the dentures on, your mouth will adapt to them. You should care for your dentures just like your natural teeth. Brush your dentures regularly to remove food particles stuck in them and store them in a denture solution or in a container of water once you remove them to prevent them from drying out.
The process of denture stabilization is used to prevent dentures from slipping or moving inside the mouth while eating, speaking and smiling. It involves the use of a small number of dental implants with attachments that make the dentures firm in the mouth. The procedure only takes about an hour and can be performed under the effect of a local anesthetic.
For more information, please feel free to call our practice at (773) 482-3206.