At Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, MO, LLC, we offer dentures, removable dental prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues in the mouth. They consist of artificial teeth attached to a supporting framework made from acrylic, metal, or a combination of both.
Dentures restore the ability to chew, speak, and maintain facial structure for individuals who have lost their natural teeth for various reasons, offering a practical and cost-effective solution for tooth replacement.
Partial dentures are used when you still have some natural teeth remaining in your upper or lower jaw. They are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Our dentist in Nevada, MO, designs the base to fit snugly against your gums. Metal clasps that fit around your natural teeth hold partial dentures in place.
Complete dentures are used when all your teeth are missing from your upper or lower jaw. These dentures are also removable and consist of artificial teeth attached to an acrylic base. The base is designed to look like your natural gums. Complete dentures are held in place with suction to your gums.
Cleaning your dentures daily will help keep them looking their best. It would help if you brushed them with a soft-bristled toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste. Be sure to clean all the denture surfaces, including the underside. Rinse the dentures thoroughly before placing them in a soaking solution overnight.
In addition to cleaning your dentures daily, you should remove them every night before bed. This will give your mouth a chance to rest from the pressure of the appliance. It will also allow your gums to recover from any irritation caused by the dentures.
When you remove your dentures at night, place them in a safe container filled with water or a denture cleaning solution. This will help prevent them from drying out and becoming brittle.
Dentures are a remarkable solution for individuals dealing with tooth loss. They offer a beautiful smile and improved functionality and overall well-being. If you or a loved one is considering dentures, contact Advanced Dentistry of Nevada, MO, LLC, at 1701 W. Austin Blvd, Nevada, MO 64772, or call (417) 667-7134 to explore the best option that suits your unique needs.