Using dentures and partials to replace missing teeth
If you’ve lost teeth, you’re not alone. In fact, millions of adult patients in the United States live with missing teeth and are considering options to restore both the function and beauty of the smile. Though tooth loss may be common, it can still be a difficult and embarrassing experience for many patients. Fortunately, with the help of Dr. Bryce Eager of Gateway Oral Health Center of St. George, Utah, options are available to help restore your smile. One such option is dentures and partials.
What are dentures?
Dentures are essentially false teeth that are custom-made to fit your mouth. They can be used to replace all of your teeth (complete dentures) or just some of them (partial dentures). Dentures are fabricated from either plastic or porcelain and can look natural when done correctly.
What is the process like for obtaining dentures?
The process of getting dentures or partials usually takes a few weeks and involves taking impressions of your teeth, choosing the right material and shade for your dentures, and then having the dentures custom-made. Once they’re ready, you’ll come in for a fitting where any necessary adjustments will be made.
How do I adjust to wearing new dentures?
It’s normal to feel a bit awkward or uncomfortable when you first get dentures, but with a little practice, you’ll be able to use them just like your natural teeth. Eating and speaking may take some time to get used to, but you’ll quickly adjust. It is critical to clean your dentures daily and see your dentist regularly to ensure they fit properly and are in good, functioning condition.
Schedule an appointment at Gateway Oral Health Center to learn more about your options for tooth replacement.
Dentures can help you regain confidence and improve your quality of life – don’t let tooth loss keep you from smiling! Talk to Dr. Bryce Eager about whether or not dentures are the right choice for you. Call (435) 656-0255 to request your initial evaluation and determine if you are a proper candidate for dentures. The office is conveniently located in St. George, UT, at 720 South River Road, Suite B-210, and serves patients in the Washington County cities.