If you are experiencing a variety of problems as a result of missing teeth, dentures are custom-made replacements that you can remove at your convenience. Dentures are comfortable, natural-looking alternatives to your permanent teeth that have vanished because of decay, injury, or dental disease. If you live near our Huntington Hills Family Dentistry office in Roanoke, VA, visit one of our dentists to discuss the types of dentures that are available for you.
What Can Dentures Do for Me?
Dentures can improve your smile, which can make you want to flash it more often. They can improve your speech and give you the confidence to talk more. They will also refine your facial appearance, and give chewing a boost, making food more enjoyable.
What Types of Dentures are Available?
- Partial - If you are missing some of your teeth, but not all, you may benefit from this removable type of denture. It's typically crafted of a metal framework with pink plastic to replace gum tissue or teeth made from resin. Placement will depend on the number of missing teeth.
- Complete (Full) - This type of denture will cover the entire surface of your bottom and top gums. These consist of a plastic base that replicates gum tissue and supports a full set of porcelain teeth.
How Do I Care for Dentures?
Eating and speaking may take some practice once dentures are placed, but oral care management remains the same. Regular brushing will prevent them from becoming stained, and remove food build-up, as well as dental plaque. Properly taking care of your dentures keeps them durable and long-lasting.
If you are considering dentures and live in the surrounding Roanoke, VA area, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists to be guided through the process with ease. For questions or concerns, please call (540) 769-5020.