Dentures are a common restoration at Dr. Aurelia's office, and he is able to offer temporary and immediate dentures for those who are candidates. Dr. Aurelia believes it is important that individuals should never have to go without teeth, so by offering immediate dentures, patients can find an instant solution to get them through until their next dental appointment.
Dentures are great for patients who have lost all of their teeth and need to restore their smile and chewing efficiency. Sometimes extractions may be required before cosmetic dentures are ordered, and Dr. Aurelia can oftentimes provide all the services under one roof. With a number of area specialists available, Dr. Aurelia has a group of local periodontists, prosthodontists, and oral surgeons available when necessary.
Dentures are easy to take care of for patients who continue to follow important oral health regimens. Dentures should be cleaned daily, as well as the patient's gum tissues. Many patients utilize denture brushes and/or effervescent tablets to help clean their dentures overnight. Denture wearers will still need to see Dr. Aurelia regularly in order to make sure their gums and tongue stay healthy over time. An annual exam is recommended, which includes oral cancer screenings. Additionally, faces and gums change over time, so dentures may need to be readjusted regularly to eliminate sore spots and keep the dentures from becoming ill-fitting and bothersome to the patient. Dentures that fit correctly will also function better and provide better chewing and biting efficiency for patients.
In addition to traditional dentures, patients also have the option of having implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are dentures that utilize several dental implants in the mouth in order to snap into place. These implants which are surgically implanted into the jaw bone, are as strong and stable as natural teeth, and can provide a solid foundation for dentures. Denture wearers who complain of ill-fitting dentures or dentures that do not stay in place may benefit from the use of dental implants for stability and structure.
If you're ready to have custom dentures made, call Dr. Aurelia to start the consultation and examination process in order to get on the road to getting the smile you've always dreamed of!