Losing some or all your teeth can have a dramatic impact on your appearance and health. Dentures offer a cost-effective restorative dentistry option to replace missing teeth and give you back a functional, natural smile. At Paul Jang Dentistry, we offer modern dentures that are designed to fit comfortably for function and appearance. You can enjoy the healthy foods you love and feel confident in social situations when you have a completely restored smile with our full or partial smile reconstructions.
Did you know…
that more than 60 percent of American adults are missing one or more teeth? Approximately 10 percent are missing all of their teeth – requiring a prosthetic solution that will restore function and aesthetics to their smiles. Many of those dental patients choose partial or full dentures to replace missing teeth. In fact, it is estimated that 35 million Americans currently wear partial or full dentures – a number that is only expected to rise as baby boomers begin to reach retirement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for dentures?
Dentures are an affordable option to replace missing teeth and restore a complete smile. If you have lost a few teeth, partial dentures can be used to fill in those gaps and improve function for chewing, speaking and smiling. If all or most teeth are missing, complete dentures can restore your full smile. Millions of people wear dentures. With new technology, they are more natural-appearing and comfortable than ever.
What should I expect when being fitted for dentures?
If you have teeth that need to be removed, extractions will be performed before your denture fitting can be done. To create permanent dentures, impressions are taken of your gums and bite to design a customized new smile. There are provisional or temporary options available to give you a functional set of teeth while your new dentures are being made.
Will I need to follow any special instructions to care for my new dentures?
Your new dentures will need care just like natural teeth. They should be removed daily and cleaned, soaking in water when not being used. You will also want to continue to clean and care for your gums, brushing them carefully every day. Dentures do require an adjustment period while you become accustomed to them. Your facial and oral muscles will make the necessary changes to give you improved control and comfort over the first few months of using your new dentures.
Dentures are the most popular option for restoring lost teeth due to their cost and availability. If you have lost teeth and want to explore the restorative options available, including dentures, contact Paul Jang Dentistry today. We offer beautiful, modern dentures as well as other restorative options like dental implants and bridges.