Do you have missing teeth or loose teeth that make it hard to eat, talk, or chew? If so, consider getting dentures with Michael Chusid, DMD, Jonathan Salazar, DMD, and the team at Chusid Dental Group, a family and cosmetic dental practice located in West Orange, New Jersey. The practice offers modern denture solutions that are durable, comfortable, and natural-looking. Don’t let a damaged smile hold you back. Instead, reach out to the practice about dentures over the phone today.
Dentures are oral prosthetics that replace missing or unsalvageable teeth.
One of the oldest oral prosthetics in the world, the Etruscans, used dentures as early as 700 BC. To replace missing teeth, wealthy Etruscans would insert teeth from another person or an animal, like an ox, into their mouth.
They secured them by placing individual teeth into gold bands with metal pins, which they then fitted onto existing teeth.
Over the thousands of years since their invention, dentures have improved tremendously. Today, they’re comfortable, attractive, durable, and natural-looking.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, dentures may be right for you. Compromised smiles can make it hard for you to chew, speak, and eat properly, but dentures help restore your smile’s function and get you back to your normal life.
They can also restore facial volume and prevent your facial muscles from sagging around your missing teeth. Furthermore, dentures help you reclaim your confidence and banish the embarrassment of missing teeth and the problems that come with it.
Chusid Dental Group offers patients several denture options, including:
Complete dentures replace all of the teeth in your dental arch and stay in place using suction or adhesive material.
Partial dentures allow patients with a combination of missing and healthy teeth to replace the former without compromising the latter. They feature holes at their base that coincide with the position of your natural teeth. In this way, your replacement teeth and natural teeth to work side by side.
Overdentures attach to dental implants or an underlying natural tooth structure, such as the roots of your canine teeth. They stimulate your jawbone and keep bone loss and jaw shrinkage (which occasionally occurs with other denture types) at bay.
When you first get them, your dentures might feel somewhat awkward. This is to be expected as your mouth, jaw, and face muscles adjust and learn how to properly hold your dentures in place.
During this adjustment period, you may notice that your dentures feel loose or bulky, as well as an increase in your saliva flow. Rarely, you may experience temporary soreness or nausea.
However, after a few weeks, your mouth should start to feel normal, and you’ll be able to eat and drink with them in.
Dentures can transform your life. To get started, reach out to Chusid Dental Group over the phone today.