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Dentures from our Bluffton Dentist Office

What are cosmetic dentures?
Try not to think of dentures as “false teeth.” Rather, dentures are replacement teeth that become necessary when you lose more than two or more teeth due to decay, gum disease, or accidental displacement. Dentures can be permanent, using crowns and bridges, but in most cases are removable. The cosmetic dentures can be either full or partial, both on the upper or lower arches of your mouth. They are made from acrylic materials and are available in a multitude of sizes, shapes, and colors to fit your needs.

Why would I choose to have dentures?
The simplest answer to this question is that dentures can repair a broken smile.

When you are faced with losing your teeth, you can become embarrassed about your appearance. But what is just as – and even more – important is to realize that the loss of your teeth has a direct impact on your overall dental health, and, therefore, should be addressed. The loss of just a few teeth can be a “slippery slope” which leads to other problems; where with the replacement of those teeth, eating, chewing, and talking become easier and more natural, making you feel better about yourself.

You should consult with Dr. Porcelli at Bluffton Center for Dentistry before making the decision to have dentures made. The process of making and fitting dentures is complex and requires a number of visits, so the choice should be made with our help so that we can give you the best solution for your unique situation

What can I expect if I get dentures?
Dentures can feel uncomfortable at first. They can feel loose, and you may even find your mouth watering more than usual. These are normal sensations as your dentures settle into your mouth, and you become accustomed to the way your dentures work and feel against your cheeks and tongue. Sometimes an adhesive is used to keep the dentures in place. It is also wise for you to keep up a good plan of dental hygiene for your dentures, cleaning them as you would your natural teeth, and brushing your gums before you insert them in the morning. Dentures can last for up to 10 years or more, but they do require regular check-ups by in our Bluffton dentist office to ensure that they are not wearing improperly.