Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic material. They are deigned to fit perfectly over the gums to replace missing teeth or to eliminate potential problems caused by gaps while eating and speaking.
Depending on the needs of the patient, our Tijuana dentist may suggest full or partial dentures. A full set of dentures will replace all your upper and lower teeth. Partial dentures will only replace one or a few missing teeth. Besides improving the eating and speaking process, dentures also help improve the appearance of the smile and even the shape of the face.
When most of the teeth are missing, a full denture will be needed, and your dentist will have to remove the remaining teeth in order to fit the denture in place. When only some of the teeth are missing, a partial denture is used to cover the spaces left by the missing teeth, and it’s kept in place with clips that clasp to your natural teeth.
Both types of dentures require the same dental hygiene as normal teeth, so brushing and flossing are a must! Of course, denture require special cleaning, like soaking them in denture cleaning solution. Your Tijuana dentist can show you how to take proper care of them so you can maintain a healthy looking smile free of infection, and preventing bad breath.
If you are in need of full or partial dentures in Tijuana, call us to schedule an appointment. Our dental professional will be able to assess you particular condition and recommend the best type of dentures, and even discuss treatment alternatives like dental implants.