Dentures Framingham MA
Sometimes decay and injury can cause teeth to fall out. Our teeth are important to us and having just one missing tooth can impact our lives. If you are missing multiple teeth, you may wonder what options you have for replacement. If affordability is a key factor, you may want to consider dentures. Dentures are a great option for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth and want to replace them. Dentures are removable mouth appliances that can improve your ability to eat and speak while restoring your smile.
You may have concerns about dentures. Maybe your parents and grandparents have had issues with dentures falling out of their mouths at inappropriate times. Perhaps they had to avoid their favorite foods because they had difficulty eating. Fortunately, today’s dentures are more natural and fit much better. Patients who receive dentures will get a completely customized set complete with maintenance instructions.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are mouth appliances used to replace missing teeth. These appliances are removable and can be put in the mouth and taken out as needed. Complete and partial dentures are available. Patients who need to replace all of their teeth need complete dentures. Those who need to replace some teeth will receive partial dentures. Each set is custom-made and tailored to each person’s mouth for the perfect fit. There are three types of dentures:
- Conventional. This is the most common type of dentures. They are made after all teeth are removed and the mouth is allowed to heal. These dentures fit the best and are the most comfortable.
- Immediate. There is no need to wait. The patient receives dentures the same day that the teeth are removed.
- Overdenture. Overdentures are an option for those who are not replacing all their teeth. They work by using the remaining teeth for added support.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures can help you in many ways:
- They allow you to eat and speak better.
- Your teeth won’t shift and your face won’t sage.
- You’ll feel better about yourself with a nice smile.
- More affordable than dental implants.
- Durable, lasting a decade or longer.
Dentures should be brushed at least twice a day to keep bacteria from building up. Brushing your tongue, inner cheeks and palate on a daily basis can prevent mouth sores and bad breath. Keep your dentures in clean water when not in use to prevent warping. Avoid using bleach or hot water on your dentures, as they can cause your dentures to weaken or change shape. See your dentist regularly so he or she can adjust the dentures and ensure they fit properly. Loose dentures can cause painful mouth sores and infections. Patients should be careful when handling their dentures, as they can bend easily. Call your dentist right away if your dentures experience any damage.
Learn More Today
If you are missing teeth, you have several options available. Dentures, bridges and implants are some of the choices we offer to help you maintain a healthy smile. Our team can assess your mouth and help you make the right choice. Call our office to schedule an appointment today. We accept new patients and most insurances.