DENTURES DELRAY BEACH
A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace missing teeth. Dentures are an important part of keeping the teeth and mouth in frame when one or more teeth are missing.
There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures will only fill the spaces for missing teeth along an arch. When missing any teeth, partial dentures play an important role in preventing other teeth from shifting their position in the mouth.
Typically, our patients receive dentures for the following reasons:
- Replace complete loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Replace partial loss of teeth in an arch.
- Enhance smile and facial tissues.
- Improve chewing, speech and digestion
The procedure requires several visits to the practice that are scheduled over the course of several weeks. Within these scheduled visits, accurate molds will be taken to provide custom-made dentures.
Preliminary fitting appointments may be necessary to provide optimum outcome in the shaping, color, and fitting of the denture. At the final appointment, the dentures will be ready for adjustment and to be placed by the dentist for a natural and comfortable fit.
Please provide adjustment time for your muscles and tissues to become familiar to the new dentures. During this temporary adjustment period, it is common to experience an increase of saliva flow, soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty. Keep in mind this is normal and, in time, your mouth will be fully healed and adjusted.
Dentures allow you to enjoy a fully functional smile with restored aesthetic appeal. Please contact us to schedule your next appointment and learn more about dentures as a solution for your dental needs.
Teeth Veneers FAQ
Porcelain veneers are very strong and resilient. You will be able to eat and bite normally. However, just as with your natural tooth, you should always avoid biting on hard foods or ice, for example. You should also avoid harmful practices such as opening packages or bottles with your teeth. Taking care of your veneers will avoid cracks or damages.
Not only are veneers strong, but they are also very durable. They could last 10 to 20 years, depending on your oral care, your bite, and the quality of the work in your mouth, among other factors. Keeping good oral hygiene and steady dental checkups will absolutely help your veneers last longer.
Depending on the amount of veneers you need, anesthesia may be used during the preparation of your teeth. Many patients prefer the usual local anesthesia to feel comfortable during the treatment considering that a thin part of your tooth surface needs to be removed. But your dentist will always take into account your needs and preferences.
For veneers to fit perfectly over your worn or damaged tooth, a very thin layer of tooth enamel must be removed. Because of this, the process is irreversible..
Your dental insurance company may allow coverage of cosmetic procedures if, for example, the procedure is part of a reconstructive surgery. However, most dental plans do not usually provide benefits for cosmetic procedures as they are considered optional aesthetic treatments. But you should always ask what procedures your dental insurance covers.
If you grind your teeth at night, chances are that you will damage your teeth whether you have veneers or not. To avoid damaging or breaking the veneers, your dentist will recommend to wear a protective bite guard to lessen the pressure on your veneers while you sleep.
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