General Dentistry located in Bala Cynwyd, PA
If you have several missing teeth or need your teeth removed due to damage and decay, dentures may be the right option for you. At Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, our team of experts are focused at fitting you for dentures and restoring your smile. Call our office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at Oasis Dental Team PC today.
What are dentures?
Dentures replace missing teeth and can be put in your mouth and taken back out. These replacements resemble natural teeth and may take some getting used to at first, but eventually feel very comfortable.
You should be wary of hot foods and drinks when wearing dentures due to the lack of sensitivity that your normal teeth give you. Eat foods in small bites, as well, to avoid swallowing bones that you might overlook in your food.
What are the different types of dentures?
There are two main types of dentures: full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures replace all of your teeth, and partial dentures replace just one tooth or a couple of teeth. However, several other types of dentures exist, as well, including:
- Custom dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Snap-in dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
- Economy dentures
- Upper dentures
In more common instances, your full dentures sit on top of your gums. Your partial dentures consist of a pink colored-base attached to a piece of metal that secures the denture in your mouth.
What is the process of getting dentures?
If you decide dentures are your best option for restoring your smile, our doctors will walk you through the process, making sure you’re comfortable and aware of the procedure.
If necessary, our doctors remove any damaged teeth and confirms that your gums can support dentures. Our team of doctors and assistants then take impressions of your teeth to ensure the proper fit for your dentures.
We then use a model typically made out of plastic or wax for you to try out and see how it fits and make any necessary adjustments to the model until you feel as comfortable as possible. Once the lab creates your official dentures, our doctor has you return to our office to fit them again, sending you off with a confident smile.
If you’re curious about getting dentures, call Oasis Dental Team PC in Bala Cynwyd, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.