Do you have a lot of teeth missing and want to have them replaced? Missing teeth can change the look of your face as well as impact the way you speak and your ability to chew and eat certain foods. If you would like to replace missing teeth, a denture might be the best option for you. Dr. Phillip Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL offers dentures. A denture is a plate (usually made of acrylic) that is used to replace missing teeth.
There are partial dentures (pictured left) and complete dentures (pictured right) available. Partial dentures replace a few missing teeth, and complete dentures replace a full arch of teeth. If you don't replace your missing teeth, it can cause you to have trouble speaking, eating, and also can cause sagging of your cheeks. If you are interested in getting dentures, you will first need to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Greer.
If you and Dr. Greer decide that dentures are the best option to replace your missing teeth, impressions will be taken to send to the lab. You will also need to choose a shade that you would like for your teeth. Dentures will feel a little odd in your mouth at first, but you will eventually become used to them. You may also need to come in to adjust on it as your arch changes shape so that they fit comfortably. You will need to take care of your gums when you have dentures by brushing your gums as well as your tongue and roof of your mouth.
Dentures need to be cared for as well, by brushing them at least twice daily, and soaking them at night in a denture solution. The staff here at Sweet Water Dentistry strives to provide each patient with the best dental care and service around. If you would like more information about dentures, contact us today at 251.550.7770. We look forward to seeing your smile in our office soon!