Avondale Dentures Specialist - Southern Dental Care

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7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

Same-Day Consultations Available!

7301 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA 70072

If you’re looking for the best in Avondale dentures, you found it at Southern Dental Care!

 Revitalizing Your Smile With Dentures

Tooth loss can be caused by a number of dental issues. Gum disease and tooth decay tend to be the most common culprits; however, injuries and genetics can play a role as well. No matter what may have caused you to lose teeth, a solution is available. The Avondale dentures specialists at Southern Dental Care can help you get your smile back.

An Introduction to Dentures

For centuries, dentures have been used to replace missing teeth. Of course, they have come a long way since the days when George Washington allegedly wore wooden dental appliances. The dentures of today are designed to appear and operate more like real teeth. Those who may be hesitant to try dentures should be aware that there are various options available that can be individually customized from dental impressions. Depending on your situation, a dentist may recommend that you get a full or partial denture.

Full Dentures

A conventional full denture is an individually fabricated acrylic base that fits over the gums. These can be used daily after all remaining teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. In some cases, the healing process may take up to several months. Immediate full dentures are available for those who want to start wearing their new teeth as soon as possible. However, patients will need to return to the dentist after a few months to get their immediate dentures relined. Adjustments are necessary to keep the dentures fitting properly after the mouth bones heal.

Partial Dentures

If you still have healthy teeth remaining, you could opt for a set of partial dentures. These appliances are built on a metal framework that can attach to healthy teeth. They act as a fixed bridge by placing crowns on top of the teeth on either end of a gap. In addition to providing a cosmetic enhancement, partial dentures can improve dental health by preventing the natural teeth from shifting.

Life with Dentures

It may take a couple weeks or months to get used to a new set of dentures. During this acclimation period, you may find that talking or eating feels a little awkward. A bit of soreness and irritation is common as well. Eventually, your cheeks and tongue muscles will get used to securing the dentures. You should get to the point when you forget that you’re even wearing a dental appliance in your mouth. If the irritation does not subside, make an appointment with your dentist. At the very least, an annual checkup will be necessary to ensure that your dentures continue to fit properly.

Your dentures will also require some maintenance at home. Be sure to brush your appliance daily just as you would normal teeth. In addition, you should brush your gums, palette, and tongue before wearing your dentures. When dentures are not in your mouth, they should be placed in water or a cleansing solution. This will prevent them from drying out.

The Benefits of Getting Dentures

According to the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, more than 37 million people will be wearing full dentures by 2020. Despite this increase, millions with edentulism, the medical term for tooth loss, are still avoiding dentures. Some long-term sufferers of tooth loss may even feel that they’re getting along just fine without dental appliances.

The truth is that dentures provide many benefits far beyond that of cosmetic augmentation. Without teeth, it’s difficult to properly chew and break food down. This can lead to nutrition and digestion issues. Teeth are also vital for proper speech. Certain consonant sounds are nearly impossible to form without any teeth. Furthermore, teeth make up an important part of the facial structure. Edentulism can cause the face to droop and look much older.

If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to the Avondale dentures specialists at Southern Dental Care. We serve patients throughout the Avondale area from our office in Marrero.

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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Southern Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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7301 Westbank Expy,
Marrero, LA 70072

504.347.1014

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