A huge amount of focus in dentistry goes on preserving and retaining our natural teeth for as long as possible. However, over time some decay and damage is virtually inevitable.
Sometimes it gets so bad that restorative treatments are no longer effective, and extraction is the only option to keep the mouth and other teeth healthy. In other cases, the affected teeth may fall out of their own accord.
Tooth loss can be extremely detrimental.
Depending on which teeth have been lost, it can make it difficult to bite or chew, and even speak. It can also make the patient feel embarrassed or self-conscious, and as a result they may avoid any situation where they may need to smile or show their teeth.
Thankfully, dentures can help you to restore the function and beauty of your smile and help you to feel complete again. Dr. Alex Afsahi at Today's Family Dental in Tampa offers removable dentures, as a cost effective tooth restoration for patients suffering from tooth loss.
Dentures may have a bit of a bad reputation, but their design and fit has improved drastically over the last decade. They are prosthetic teeth that are bonded to your gums using a special adhesive paste, filling any gaps you may have in your smile.
Dentures can be created for a variety of synthetic materials including acrylic, metal and nylon, and usually supplied in the shade of your choice, helping you to achieve a natural, bright smile.
It is also possible to opt for full or partial dentures. Unsurprisingly, full dentures replace all of the teeth in either the top or bottom arch of your jaw, whereas partial dentures will replace just a few.
Dentures offer the patient a number of benefits. These include:
Restoring the function of your teeth.
Restoring the smile, often improving on the appearance of your natural teeth
Boosting confidence and self-esteem
As we get older, the muscles in our face start to weaken. This can cause our cheeks, mouth and jaw to sag and look lax. Dentures help to add structure to the face, plumping out the cheeks and creating a more youthful impression.
Every mouth is unique and to create the most natural appearance for your teeth, each set of dentures we provide is custom-created to meet the needs of each individual patient.
To do this, Dr. Alex Afsahi will undertake impressions of your mouth and teeth. These will be sent to the laboratory where experienced and skilled technicians will create your finished dentures.
As soon as they are ready, Dr. Alex Afsahi and the team at Today's Family Dental will walk you through the best way to insert, secure and take care of your dentures.
Dentures are one of the most reliable and long-lasting of dental prosthetics provided that they are taken care of. That said, they do usually require some maintenance due to regular wear and tear. Dentures are very brittle and will likely break if dropped. We recommend cleaning them over a sink filled with water or a folded towel to help preserve them as long as possible.
Cleaning your dentures is essential to keep your mouth healthy. They must be brushed daily to remove any food and plaque, and to prevent them from becoming stained. They should also be soaked overnight in a specialized cleaning solution which will help to ensure that all bacteria are safely removed.
Following a robust daily dental care routine of brushing and flossing any natural teeth is also vital for your to maintain great oral health, and you should ensure that you attend your regularly scheduled appointments at Today's Family Dental.
Before receiving approval for any dental procedure, you will be asked to attend a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Alex Afsahi. This will include a thorough examination of your mouth and teeth, as well as finding out more about your dental and general health.
This will help Dr. Alex Afsahi determine if dentures are the best solution for your tooth loss.
If you are considered to be a good candidate for dentures, Dr. Alex and the team will be happy to talk to you about the next steps in your treatment program.
Dr. Alex Afsahi and the team at Today's Family Dental have extensive experience in providing an exceptional full and partial dentures service to patients in the Tampa, FL. If you would like to find out more about the benefits of dentures, or to schedule a consultation, please make contact with us today at (813) 370-1700 or (813) 212-8700.