Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissues. They are custom-made to fit comfortably in your mouth and restore your smile. Whether you have lost teeth due to decay, injury, or other reasons, dentures can help you regain your confidence and improve your oral health.
Fun fact: The first recorded use of dentures dates back to the 7th century BC in northern Italy.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Mohammad Bawany at Tampa Smile Co. will evaluate your oral health and discuss your needs and goals. He will take impressions of your mouth to create dentures that fit perfectly. This step ensures that your dentures will be comfortable and look natural.
Once your impressions are taken, the denture fabrication process begins. Skilled technicians will use high-quality materials to create your custom dentures. They will carefully craft each tooth and shape the denture base to match your natural gum line, ensuring a seamless fit.
Once your dentures are ready, you will return to Tampa Smile Co. for a fitting. Dr. Bawany will ensure that your dentures fit properly and make any necessary adjustments for optimal comfort. He will also provide instructions on how to care for your dentures to ensure their longevity.
Dentures can dramatically improve your smile and facial appearance. They fill in the gaps left by missing teeth, giving you a complete and natural-looking smile. With dentures, you can once again feel confident and proud of your teeth.
Missing teeth can affect your ability to speak clearly and chew food properly. Dentures restore your ability to pronounce words correctly and enjoy a wide variety of foods. You can confidently socialize, speak, and eat without worrying about your teeth.
Dentures not only replace missing teeth but also support the surrounding oral structures. They prevent the remaining teeth from shifting and help maintain the shape of your face. By improving your oral health, dentures contribute to your overall well-being.
No, you don't have to wear your dentures all day. Dentures are designed to replace missing teeth and improve the function and appearance of your mouth. However, it's important to give your gums and underlying bone structure a rest. Most dentists recommend removing dentures for at least 6-8 hours daily, preferably at night, to allow your oral tissues to recover. This break helps prevent gum irritation and other potential problems. It's also essential to clean your dentures daily to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. If you experience discomfort, sore spots, or changes in fit, it's crucial to visit your dentist for adjustments.
Fun fact: George Washington, the first President of the United States, famously wore dentures made from a combination of human and animal teeth, as well as ivory.