Having missing teeth can be very inconvenient. Fortunately, there are several options for restoring teeth that have been lost. One option available to patients in Peabody, MA is partials and dentures. You can find this treatment at Peabody Dental Group.
There are several reasons why you might want to replace teeth that have been lost. The most obvious reason is that it will restore the function of your teeth, allowing you to eat normally again. It will also restore the look of your smile. Even if the missing tooth or teeth are not in a highly visible location in the mouth, it can boost your self-confidence to have your smile fully restored. Another reason to restore missing teeth that patients might not think about is that replacing teeth prevents the remaining teeth from moving around on the gum line. They can do that if there is room for them to shift around. When that happens, your bite could be altered, causing uneven wear on the teeth.
Dentures are a removable dental prosthetic that resembles the natural teeth and gums used to replace teeth that have been lost. Dentures are used when all the teeth are missing while partials are used when there are still some natural teeth remaining.
You will need to make a few visits to our office at Peabody Dental Group to have dentures or partials made. Your dentist in Peabody, MA will take measurements and impressions of your mouth. Using this information, a model can be created for you to try to check for the fit. Adjustments can be made to this model before the final denture is cast. Once the dentures or partials are complete, you will try them on one more time, and adjustments can again be made to ensure that you have a comfortable fit.
It may take a short time for you to get used to wearing dentures, but after about a few weeks, you should feel comfortable wearing them to eat and speak. They should be taken out at night to be cleaned and to give your gums a chance to rest. Keep the dentures or partials in a container of water or denture solution to prevent them from drying out and getting warped.
To restore your smile, consider partials and dentures in Peabody, MA.