If you’re missing multiple teeth, dentures can make a world of difference in your daily life. High-quality dentures are just one of the many services available from Maryam Rostami, DMD, of Smile Bright Dental in Tampa and New Port Richey, Florida. If you’d like to learn more about how dentures can improve your speech and appearance, and expand your dietary options, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Dentures are removable devices that replace missing teeth. They’re an affordable way to restore your smile and one of the most popular treatments available from Smile Bright Dental.
Complete, or full dentures replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures just replace the teeth that are missing. Conventional dentures are manufactured in a lab and won’t be ready until a few weeks after your initial visit, while immediate dentures are made prior to having your remaining teeth pulled.
Far too many men and women simply learn to live with missing teeth when dentures are a safe, effective, and readily available option. There are many reasons to consider dentures, including the following benefits:
The aesthetic aspects of dentures are hard to overstate. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it leaves a lasting impression.
When you lose multiple teeth, your lips don’t have the same underlying support, and the shape of your mouth can change. Missing teeth can also cause bone loss, which is what causes a sunken-in appearance. Dentures can restore both your smile and your confidence.
It will take some time to adjust to wearing your new dentures, so be patient in those first few weeks. Your gum tissue will soon grow accustomed to the sensation of the denture materials, and any soreness should subside within a few weeks.
You might also experience increased saliva production at first, but this is a temporary condition. Your dentures may feel loose or seem to shift, but this will improve as your tongue and cheek muscles get used to working with your dentures.
If you experience significant discomfort or find that soreness worsens or does not lessen as time goes on, schedule an appointment to have your dentures checked. Adjustments can be made to improve the fit.
Schedule an appointment online or over the phone today to explore dentures in more detail. You’ll have an opportunity to sit down with Dr. Rostami and learn what to expect if you decide to pursue dentures as an option.