Dentures? but Full or Partial ?

 

In the past, it was common to pull out natural teeth as soon as there was a problem, and replace them with false teeth (dentures). These days, oral health professionals aim to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. With good care, teeth can last a lifetime. But even with good care, it may 

be necessary to get a full or part denture to replace damaged teeth at some point. Dentures can help you to continue to eat and drink normally. They can also help to maintain your appearance if some of your teeth have become damaged or are missing. The Comfort Dentistry in Stone Oak, San Antonio is the best option available and accepts Medicaid.

Preparing for dentures

You may need to take some time to prepare yourself emotionally for getting dentures. Research has found that tooth loss can cause emotions such as grief, denial, anger and depression. You may feel a loss of self-confidence or feel self-conscious when eating, talking or smiling. Speak with your oral health professional if you feel worried about getting dentures. There are two main types of removable dentures:

full dentures – are used when all of the teeth in one jaw are missing. These dentures are made from plastic

partial dentures – are made when there are some teeth missing, but other teeth remain. The denture replaces only the teeth that are missing. These dentures can be made from plastic, metal or a combination of both. They usually have little metal clasps which rest or grip on the natural teeth to hold the denture in place. It is important for your remaining teeth to be in good health, to support the part denture.

Caring for your dentures and your mouth

It is important to look after your dentures to keep your mouth healthy. Clean your dentures in the morning and before bed. You may also like to rinse them in cold water after meals.

Call us at (210) 490-8300 or visit www.comfortdentistrytx.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

203 N Loop 1604,

W Suite 101,

Stone Oak, San Antonio 

TX 78232

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