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In recent years, dentures, also called “false teeth”, have evolved to become more comfortable and extremely cosmetically appealing! A full denture is best suited for anyone who is missing all of their teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw, in order to restore confidence and proper chewing and eating function..
As a denture dentist in Indianapolis for over 25 years, Dr. Jerrold Goldsmith, DDS, FAGD strives to make his patients’ dentures look and feel remarkably natural! In some cases, it’s very difficult to determine whether or not his patient actually has false teeth.
There are many factors that contribute to why a person needs a full denture, such as aging, severe periodontal disease, bone and tooth loss, trauma to the mouth and teeth, diet, genetics, as well as poor home care and oral hygiene. For whatever reason, not having teeth can impact your whole life.
Not having teeth, or a proper denture to replace your missing teeth, can have an adverse affect on your overall health and well-being. The inability to chew your food properly can make eating much more difficult and cause diarrhea, constipation, abdominal discomfort, cramps, and indigestion.
In addition, not having teeth or a full denture can also have a very negative effect on your self-confidence and self-esteem. Not being able to smile, laugh, or talk confidently can be really embarrassing for many people, and also detrimental to one’s career or professional life. Even personal relationships can be negatively affected by not having teeth or false teeth.
Dentures fall into two separate categories, “conventional” or “immediate”. Conventional denture sets are placed in the mouth 2-3 months are the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are placed as soon as the teeth have been removed from the mouth. Each type has advantages and disadvantages.
Conventional dentures allow time for the bone and gum tissue to heal before placing the dentures. Immediate dentures are placed as soon as the teeth are removed, which doesn’t allow any time for the tissue and bone to heal, but the wearer doesn’t have to go 3 months without having teeth.
While dentures are made to look and feel like your natural teeth, it can take some time to become comfortable with your new set of dentures. Some wearers say it took them several weeks to become used to their new teeth. At first, it’s recommended that you start by eating softer food, cutting your food into smaller bites, and chew using the sides of your mouth. After a few weeks, denture wearers are able to eat, speak, drink, and laugh without any problems.
Maintaining your dentures is as easy as standard hygiene. Dentures should be cleaned everyday with denture cleaner and a soft brush. Dentures should be taken out every night to be soaked in water or cleaning solution. Don’t use hot water when cleaning or sterilizing your dentures. The hot water causes dentures to reshape, making them uncomfortable to wear.
A full or partial set of dentures is the perfect option for anyone that has lost all their teeth, or the top or bottom set. Having a set of beautiful and natural looking teeth will improve your appearance and your confidence. Dentures are a more affordable option that the alternatives like dental implants that can cost thousands of dollars.
Don’t wait any longer, if you are looking for a highly trained, experienced denture dentist in Indianapolis, call Dr. Jerrold Goldsmith, DDS at (317) 357-4018! We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our cosmetically appealing dentures in Indianapolis or any other dental services you may need.