Dentures & Partials in Evansville IN
Dentures and partials are effective and practical solutions to the problem of missing teeth.
Unlike the dentures your grandparents may have had, today’s dentures are designed to look realistic and attractive, and improved technology keeps them in place to avoid embarrassing slips. Today’s dentures allow you to eat a variety of foods once forbidden to denture wearers. In fact, most people will never know that you are wearing dentures at all!
What Are Dentures and Partials?
Dentures and partials are simply artificial teeth set into a plastic and/or metal base that you wear over your gums. Dentures are designed to replace all your teeth while partials “fill in the blanks” when you are only missing some of your teeth.
Different designs and styles are available, and we’ll work with you to find the denture or partial that is right for you.
Do I Need to Replace My Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth can cause you to miss out on a lot of what life has to offer. You probably find that you avoid certain foods you used to love because eating them has become painful or even impossible. The sound of your speech might change, and people may have trouble understanding you. Even the shape of your face changes when teeth are missing, and you may look older than you truly are.
Our society places a stigma on missing teeth. You may find that others judge you unfairly because of your teeth, and you may even miss out on career opportunities. If you are self-conscious about your appearance, you may feel your confidence and self-esteem begin to erode until you avoid social situations and even slide into depression.
Dentures and partials can put a stop to all of this and help you enjoy life again.
Removable vs. Permanent Dentures
Advances in dental technology have given us a range of options to make sure that you are truly happy with your new smile.
In addition to traditional removable denture and partial appliances, we can also now create more permanent versions that are held in place with dental implants. These are referred to as “implant-retained dentures.” If you would like to pursue a more permanent option of tooth replacement, we’ll discuss these appliances with you.
Caring for Your Dentures
If you have implant-retained dentures, caring for them is as simple as brushing your own teeth. Continue to visit our office as directed for regular checkups and professional cleanings to keep your dentures in great shape.
Removable dentures and partials do require a little extra care to keep them looking and feeling great. Washing your appliance daily with a brush and cleaner designed specifically for dentures will remove bacteria and prevent plaque from developing on the denture.
When you clean your dentures, it’s important to only use cool or lukewarm water since hot water can cause the plastic to warp, which changes the fit of the appliance. An incorrectly fitting appliance can cause injury to your gums, so if you notice that the denture is not sitting quite the way it used to (or if you drop your denture), call our office so we can examine your appliance and perform any necessary repairs.
Contact Us for a Denture Evaluation
Are you ready to see the difference that modern dentures can make in your life? Call Reliant Family Dental in Evansville, Indiana, today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Chris Meunier.