Losing all of your natural teeth can be devastating. But you don’t have to live life toothless. Today, there are a number of options that can help restore your smile and give you functional, natural-looking teeth. One of the ways you can restore missing teeth is with dentures.
There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are designed to fit snugly on your gums and replace a whole gum line of missing teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are designed to replace one or several missing teeth with a removable appliance that uses the remaining natural teeth as support. While trying to restore health to your natural teeth is ideal, when it is not possible to save your natural teeth, dentures are an option for restoring your smile and giving you a means to speak and chew food when your natural teeth have been removed.
When you are fitted for dentures, keep in mind that it will take a little time for you to get used to how they feel and function. Follow up appointments with your dentist are usually needed to ensure a proper fit. Lower dentures are generally more difficult to keep in place than upper dentures. If your lower dentures will not stay put, implants to keep them in place may be an option for you. Over time, your dentures will start to slip, cause irritation or carry an odor; these are all signs that your dentures need to be readjusted or relined.
At the Dental Office of Dr. William Gardner, we pride ourselves on creating customized dentures that look natural and fit right—enabling you to talk and chew comfortably without feeling like your dentures are going to come out. When you are in need of complete or partial dentures to replace your missing teeth, Dr. Gardner will provide you with a thorough evaluation where he will make multiple impressions of your teeth to ensure a good fit. Once the impressions are made, Dr. Gardner will begin to craft custom dentures that look and feel great!
If you are looking for low cost dentures in Albuquerque, call Dr. Gardner at 505-828-2669.