Over 36 Million Americans have lost all their teeth. Missing a tooth or a few can negatively impact on your self-esteem, confidence, and overall health. Dentures are one among the many ways to replace missing teeth. James Butler, DMD and his team at Innovative Dental Ideas have good news for you if you are looking to find a trusted center for dentures in Hilliard.
Functioning teeth are vital in ensuring your overall and oral health. You have an option of partial or full dentures. Flexible dentures can help you achieve your dream smile. Below is vital information about flexible dentures.
Dentures are dental prostheses that are made to replace missing teeth. Dentures have two main parts: the prosthetic teeth and the base. Flexible dentures are called so since they have a softer base made of nylon. Traditional dentures were made of acrylic denture bases.
Flexible dentures have similar benefits with those of resin or acrylic dentures. Dentures help:
· you speak clearly and without having saliva escape from your mouth
· improve the appearance of your smile
· boost self-esteem and confidence
· make eating easier
Flexible dentures provide you with other added advantages including:
Traditional dentures can be a bit painful to wear for a few days following fitting since they are made of resin. This forces your gum to have to adjust to the dentures. With flexible dentures, you do not have to endure this pain since they conform to your gums. This helps reduce the adjustment period to make you have a more comfortable experience.
There is also no risk of sores in the gum, which can lead to gum disease, when using flexible dentures. When using acrylic dentures, you have to go for a change after a few years, which increases the cost of maintaining your smile. Flexible dentures last a bit longer before it is time to go for replacement.
It can get a little bit slippery when cleaning dentures. Dentures should be kept moist to help avoid losing shape. However, handling increases the risk of fall. Acrylic dentures will break when they fall, but flexible dentures can withstand a fall. Your dentist recommends always washing your dentures over a towel to avoid breakage should they slip out of your hands
Traditional dentures are secured using adhesive. Flexible dentures do not require adhesive since they are made of soft nylon that enables them to fit and stay in place on your gums naturally.
Flexible dentures are less prone to breakages and are comfortable to wear. However, more is required to keep them clean. You require a strict oral care routine to maintain them.
If you are not sure about which option to choose when replacing missing teeth, James Butler, DMD and his team can help you explore the available options. Consult your dentist to find out if flexible dentures can fit your smile needs.