These aren’t your dad’s dentures.
Dentures are one of the oldest and most common dental appliances, but they have changed a lot over the years. While dentures used to be fairly haphazard in construction, leading to poor fit and difficulty speaking and chewing, modern dentures are created with precision to provide you with a reliable, natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth.
There are two basic types of dentures: partial and complete. Partial dentures only replace a few teeth in the arch, while a complete denture–you guessed it–replaces them all. Partial dentures are often held in place with small clasps that help securely anchor the prosthesis to neighboring teeth. Complete dentures use suction to remain in place, although many patients also use a denture adhesive.
You might be concerned about a stigma of wearing dentures. It’s true that dentures are often used in sitcom punchlines, but there is really nothing to worry about. Modern dentures look extremely realistic and are carefully matched to your natural teeth and gum color, so no one ever needs to know you made the switch. And if you’re worried about turning into a home video legend by blowing your dentures onto a birthday cake, modern milling capabilities make that a thing of the past.
If you have several missing or compromised teeth, it’s time to smile comfortably again. Dentures give you the freedom to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence. Call us today at 918-366-3777 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Martin Trockel and Dr. Sherry Stevens. Our Spartan Family Dentistry dentists will be happy to talk to you about receiving dentures in Bixby, Oklahoma.