Dentures have unfairly earned a reputation of being wobbly, ill fitting, and artificial looking. So much so that patients often want to know: Are dentures comfortable?
While this characterization may be somewhat true of earlier dentures, today’s dentures fit extremely well, are natural-looking, and quite comfortable.
Continue reading to learn more about dentures, including the procedure, treatment options, appearance, fit, and function.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to restore the appearance and function of missing teeth. They are removable and made of an acrylic gum-like structure that adheres to the patient’s gums.
Complete dentures are indicated when all of the individual’s natural teeth are missing or must be removed. Following extractions, the patient’s gums need approximately eight-to-12 weeks to heal, before applying conventional dentures.
In the interim, immediate dentures can be applied to protect the gums and preserve appearance while waiting for conventional dentures.
Are Dentures Comfortable?
Dentures are one of the most well-known types of tooth replacement. So, it’s not surprising that many patients want to know: Are dentures comfortable?
Today’s dentures are customized to each individual’s anatomy, including the structure of their mouth and teeth. As such, they offer an excellent fit, are more secure, and extremely comfortable.
In addition, dentures are now constructed to match the color and translucency of natural teeth to transform the patient’s smile, boost confidence, restore function, and preserve oral health.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
In addition to wondering – Are dentures comfortable? – women and men are also curious if they are a good candidate for full or partial dentures.
An in-person consultation with a qualified and experienced dentist is the best way to determine if dentures are right for you.
For additional information about dentures, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented dental providers.