Removable dentures are an excellent way to bring your smile back to life. At Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn, Drs. Mahvash Zulfaghary and Zehra Asad improve the quality of life for their patients who are missing most of their teeth by fitting them with comfortable, high-end removable dentures. Located in Fulton, Maryland, Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn is a trusted resource for removable dentures and many more dental services. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call the office today or use the convenient online booking tool.
Removable dentures are prosthetic devices that replace all or most of the teeth in your mouth. They’re made up of false teeth on an acrylic gum-colored base. Dentures are made to look just like your natural teeth and fit snugly in your mouth.
Not having all of your teeth can affect more than just your appearance. Missing teeth can cause harm to any remaining teeth you have, as well as to your gums and jawbone. Some of the complications of missing teeth include:
Removable dentures can take up a lot of the heavy lifting in keeping your mouth healthy by acting as a sturdy replacement for missing teeth.
If you’ve decided to get removable dentures but still have teeth remaining, you’ll typically get those pulled, unless you’re getting partial dentures. After your gums have healed from the tooth extractions, Dr. Zulfaghary or Dr. Asad make an impression of your mouth that is sent to a lab, where your dentures are designed to fit and function perfectly for your mouth.
Upper jaw dentures and lower jaw dentures are made of the same material, but look slightly different. The acrylic base in your upper dentures cover the roof of your mouth, while dentures for your lower jaw are shaped like a horseshoe, so that your tongue has a place to rest. Both upper and lower dentures are held in place in your mouth with dental adhesive or a suctioning design.
Your removable dentures ultimately help you speak, eat, and smile much better than you could before, but they take getting used to. It takes time for the muscles in your mouth to learn how to hold the dentures in place, and until then, they might feel loose or bulky.
While your mouth adjusts to the dentures, you might experience an increase in the amount of saliva you’re producing. Some patients also report temporary nausea, mild soreness, and irritation. Once your mouth gets used to the dentures, they are comfortable and make oral activities much easier.
For top-quality removable dentures, call Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn or book online.