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Maine Dentistry provides dentures in Auburn, Gray, and Portland, Maine. To inquire about dentures or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth meant to replace your natural teeth in the event of their loss. There are two different types to choose from, so we can ultimately decide what’s best for every patient’s unique situation. These two types are referred to as full and partial dentures.
A full denture will replace an entire arch of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. and is held in place via suction, adhesives, or dental implants. A partial denture can replace multiple teeth when there are still some healthy teeth left and can attach to your existing teeth with metal clasps. Some dentures are removable and others stay in place all day and night.
Dentures are not the only option for missing teeth, just one of the many that our staff may discuss with you.
Benefits of Dentures
There are many benefits to replacing your missing teeth with dentures.
- Restore your smile. Dentures can give you back your smile. Good quality dentures look very natural.
- Eat your favorite foods. With dentures, you can eat foods you couldn’t before with missing or damaged teeth.
- Keep your facial shape. Wearing dentures will help preserve the bone structure in your jaw and the shape of your face.
- Improve your speech. Dentures allow you to speak more clearly.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dentures?
If the majority of your teeth are missing or in need of extraction, you are probably a good candidate for dentures. You may need dentures on either the upper or lower jaw or both. Traditional dentures can work regardless of the bone structure of your jaw. Implant-supported dentures need a certain amount of bone structure for the implants to be placed, but a bone graft procedure can help prepare the jaw, if necessary.
Why Choose Maine Dentistry?
Dentures vary greatly in terms of quality. The materials your dentures are made of will determine how natural they look and how long they last. Maine Dentistry provides top-quality dentures to give our patients the best results. Our dentures are made to be durable and comfortable so that you can wear them all day. We take the time to carefully create your dentures and make sure they fit well and look great.
Take back your confidence with New You Dentures™.
Just one of several options to replace missing teeth, New You Dentures™ provide a lasting, reliable solution. At Maine Dentistry, you can choose between partial and full dentures. Our skilled team will ensure you’re getting the best fit for your unique situation.
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For the first few weeks or even months after the initial usage of dentures, they may still feel a bit awkward or uncomfortable. Eating and speaking with them takes practice – after all, the muscles of your tongue and cheek need to learn how to operate while holding your dentures in place. Minor irritation and soreness, excessive saliva flow, and the sensation that your tongue doesn’t have enough room are not uncommon. However, if you experience irritation or have other concerns you should contact us.
Implant-supported dentures may only need between 2 and 4 implants to secure your dentures in place in either the upper or lower jaw. It only takes a few dental implants to preserve the bone structure in your jaw and prevent it from weakening.
Removable dentures should be carefully brushed with a denture brush every day and soaked overnight in water or denture cleaner. Permanent dentures should be brushed like you brush your natural teeth. It helps to use a Waterpik to clean underneath your permanent dentures to prevent bacteria from building up.
If you already have dentures that feel uncomfortable, they probably don’t fit properly. We can evaluate your current dentures and determine whether or not they need to be adjusted or if you need a new set. You may also need a different type of dentures than what you are currently wearing.