Dentures are more than just artificial teeth. They’re a fast track to restore your smile and improve your confidence. Andre Bruni, DDS, Jessica Bruni, DDS, and the team provide exceptional dentures for their patients at Pearl Dental Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. To learn more about the wealth of denture options available, schedule a consultation at Pearl Dental Group today by calling the office or booking a visit online.
Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace some or all of the teeth in your mouth. They’re composed of artificial teeth, usually made of plastic or porcelain, attached to a gum-colored base made of acrylic. The base fits over your gums and is held in place by either suction or a dental adhesive.
Dentures have come a long way in recent years. Technological advances in dentistry have provided for dentures that look more natural and fit more comfortably than ever.
Dentures improve your overall oral health in a variety of ways, including:
In conjunction with extractions, dentures are also used to replace troublesome teeth to give you a healthier smile.
Pearl Dental Group offers a variety of dentures to best suit your individual needs and preferences, like:
Same-day dentures, or immediate dentures, are dentures that your dentist fits you with immediately after you’ve had multiple extractions. Same-day dentures require more adjustments because your mouth changes shape slightly as you heal from your extractions, but they keep you from having to be toothless as you heal and allow you to begin your adjustment period sooner.
In addition to restoring your smile, face-lift dentures are specifically designed to keep your facial muscles from sagging. They attach to your gums in a way that provides neuromuscular stimulation, keeping your jawbone healthy and preventing the bone loss that can otherwise lead to a sunken-in appearance in your face.
Partial dentures are a restorative solution for patients who still have some healthy teeth left in their smile. The base of partial dentures fits over the parts of your gums where you’re missing teeth but opens up in the areas where you still have teeth. This allows your natural teeth and the dentures to work side by side.
Dentures might be a little uncomfortable at first. Some patients report that they feel loose or bulky in their mouths for the first few weeks. This is actually an expected sensation, as the muscles in your mouth need time to adjust and learn how to properly hold your dentures in place.
During your adjustment period, you might notice increased saliva flow. In rare cases, you might experience soreness or temporary nausea. This discomfort typically resolves within a few weeks, after which you’ll actually feel better when eating or speaking. After the adjustment period, most denture patients actually feel more awkward when they’re not wearing their dentures!
Get started toward an improved smile and better oral health today by scheduling a denture consultation with the experts at Pearl Dental Group. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online.