Replace Your Missing Teeth With a Dental Prosthetic
In a perfect world, there would be no dental decay. There would be no gum disease, no cracked molars, and no knocked out incisors. However, it’s not a perfect world.
Teeth, the hardest, most durable organs of the human body, are also those most subject to bacteria and trauma. At the same time, teeth are among the most difficult parts of the body to heal. There are no substitutes for teeth. However, science has developed some very useful substitutes for no teeth.
Full or partial dentures are appliances, usually removable, that fit over the gums and hold artificial teeth in spaces where natural teeth are missing. Everyone has heard of dentures, but it tends to be of those subjects where so much information is passed around and so little is really understood.
For example, popular wisdom is that only the first set of dentures fit correctly. That’s only partially true. They tend to feel best because the gum ridges have not yet receded. But we can now re-fit new dentures that look and feel just as good as the original.
The fit of your dentures depends on how healthy your gums are. That’s why we recommend you see us at least once a year for a denture check-up. Denture adhesives are a band-aid solution at best, and we know our office can do better with proper custom-fitted dentures.
And no, overuse of your denture doesn’t cause it to wobble. That’s a result of changes in the mouth, mainly the natural shrinkage of gum tissue and bone. Again—we can help!