See an Experienced Dentures Dentist in Cincinnati
If you are looking for a dentures or denture repair, Beckham Square Family Dental in Blue Ash, Ohio can help!
Dentures replace missing teeth, and are designed to be taken out and put back in. While they are intended to do the work of natural teeth, they will not feel like natural teeth. However, the dentures made today are more natural-looking and more comfortable than they used to be. Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in a short time, and today’s options for dentures can give you a beautiful and functional smile people won’t even know is removable.
Some dentures are partial, and some are full. If you are in need of dentures, our dentists will recommend one or the other, depending on whether just some or all of your teeth need replaced.
How Dentures Function
Full dentures are made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that sets on the gums. The lower denture is made in the shape of a horseshoe, so that it does not interfere with your tongue. The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, making adherence easier. Our family dentists will make an impression of your mouth, and then send that impression to a dental laboratory, where they will manufacture the dentures. There are several different options for dentures that, depending on your budget, needs and current oral health, range from immediate but temporary to semi-permanent and completely customized to your mouth.
The Three Types of Dentures
Full dentures are most common and are created after all teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. It can take several months for the gums to heal, during which time the patient is without teeth. This is a primary issue for the patient to consider when opting for full dentures.
Immediate Full Denture
Another type of denture, the immediate full denture, can be ready for insertion immediately after the dentist has extracted the teeth. The dentist prepares these by making measurements and models of the jaw during an earlier visit, prior to the extraction surgery. The benefit of immediate dentures is never being without teeth, but the drawback is that they must be realigned after a matter of months. This is necessary because the jawbone will reshape during the healing process and thus the dentures will become loose and uncomfortable.
Partial Denture / Bridge
The partial denture, or dental bridge, uses a metal framework that attaches to the patient’s natural teeth. The framework may need to anchor to a crown if the natural teeth do not provide a suitable support. Some partial dentures can be removed, while others cannot.
Contact Beckham Square Family Dental in Blue Ash Ohio today for all your Cincinnati denture needs, including repairs.