An Attractive, Affordable Solution to Missing Teeth
Are missing teeth negatively affecting your lifestyle? We can help. If you’re in Omaha or La Vista, NE, and want to fulfill a complete smile once again, Dr. Mark Panneton and our team can provide you with dentures as a convenient and affordable restorative solution.
Dentures are an excellent solution for those who need to replace damaged or missing teeth. Not only do they provide a natural-looking appearance, but they also restore the functionality of your teeth, making it easier to chew and speak.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable dental appliances that are designed to replace missing teeth. They’re typically made from acrylic resin, but some may also contain porcelain or other materials. Our patients favor dentures due to their natural-looking appearance and affordability. Best of all, the dentures process is fast and minimally invasive — you won’t have to undergo complex surgery or deal with a long recovery period.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer many benefits beyond their cosmetic appearance. They can:
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Enhance your facial features
- Prevent further tooth loss
- Boost your confidence and self-esteem
How Dentures Process Works
The denture process typically involves several visits to your dentist’s office. During your initial consultation, Dr. Panneton will examine your mouth and determine the best course of action. If you need to have any teeth extracted, this will be done first. Your dentist will then take impressions of your mouth to create a mold for your dentures.
Once the mold is created, your dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit. Finally, Dr. Panneton will provide you with instructions on how to care for your dentures.
Caring for Your Dentures
It’s essential to properly care for your dentures to ensure their longevity and maintain good oral hygiene. You should clean your dentures daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or denture cleaner. It’s important to avoid using hot water, which can warp dentures, and to rinse them thoroughly after cleaning. Be sure to remove your dentures at night to give your gums a chance to rest and recover.
Frequently Asked Questions
With proper care, dentures can last up to five to seven years. Over time, your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced due to normal wear and tear. To make sure your dentures fit correctly, you’ll need to come in for adjustments from time to time.
We recommend seeing your dentist at least once a year for a denture and oral health check-up. You must practice good oral hygiene and proper denture care to ensure your dentures last long.
Initially, dentures may affect your speech, but this is temporary. Your speech will improve as you become accustomed to wearing them. If this issue continues to persist, reach out to your dentist to see if they can help adjust your restorations.
Yes, you can eat normally with dentures. However, it’s important to start with soft foods and gradually reintroduce harder foods as you become comfortable. Your dentist can provide you with a list of foods you can eat as you get used to your dentures.
The average age for people to get dentures is around 40 to 49. Around this time, many denture wearers get their first full set of replacement teeth. However, there are people of various ages who get dentures.
There are individuals in their twenties that may need dentures due to extensive tooth decay or accidents. Dentures aren’t necessarily a sign of aging and can be necessary for many different reasons.