Removable Dentures in Nashville
Dentures are natural-looking replacement teeth that are removable. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are given to patients when all the natural teeth have been removed. Partial dentures are attached to a metal frame connected to your natural teeth and are used to fill in where permanent teeth have been removed.
Just like natural teeth, dentures need to be properly cared for. Use a gentle cleanser to brush your dentures, always keep them moist when they’re not in use, and be sure to keep your tongue and gums clean as well.
It is important to remember that removable dentures are always transitional restorative options. This is because the bone in your mouth is tooth-dependent. When teeth are removed, the bone continuously erodes for the rest of your life (unless you use implants, which will prevent bone loss).
If you choose a complete denture as an option, you should expect to have the denture relined frequently over the course of your life to compensate for the bone loss and erosion that will take place. if you choose a partial denture as an option, you should know that the teeth that anchor the partial are highly susceptible to fracture and tooth loss. When you do partial dentures, you place a lot of weight on a few teeth. This puts a lot of stress on those couple of teeth and is another reason why implant-supported restorations are a much more predictable solution.