Dentures: Completing Smiles for Better Confidence

Dentures: Completing Smiles for Better Confidence

A pair of denturesThere's a saying that goes like this: “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” This is true for people who are confident with their smiles. For people who don't have a complete set of teeth, however, smiling might be more like a challenge.

Luckily, Mahoney Family Dentistry noted that many dental clinics in South Bend, offer dentures to individuals who need them. All you need is to have a discussion with your dentist to know whether or not you're a suitable candidate. Then, as a patient, it's your responsibility to know more about it. 


Someone who needs to have their whole set of teeth replaced needs to have complete dentures. Complete dentures are divided into two kinds — conventional and unconventional.


Ideally, a denture is placed in the mouth 8-12 weeks after the teeth are removed. This gives the teeth enough time to heal and the gums and bones to adjust. Full dentures will then be placed after this waiting period.


Patients who cannot afford to be toothless for 8-12 weeks opt for unconventional full dentures. After the teeth are removed, dentures are immediately placed in the mouth. The downside of this process is that bones and gums shrink after teeth removal and will definitely affect the fit of the dentures.


People who only need to have several of their teeth removed can have partial dentures. The dentures are attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base and a metallic framework is used to hold its place in the mouth. Partial dentures are ideal when a person has a few teeth removed or has a couple of natural teeth left that can help hold the dentures.

Boost your confidence once again. Have your dentures made and give bright smiles to people around you, easily and happily. 

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