Dentures are removable false teeth made of acrylic material. They are designed 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.
While they are not as good as dental implants in taking care of missing teeth, dentures remain the most popular choice due to its accessibility and affordability.
Using Dentures is more than just improving your smile and boosting your confidence. They are also important to prevent problems with speech and eating.
What Kind of Dentures Do I Need?
You either need partial dentures or complete dentures. If you only need to replace one or two teeth, partial dentures are the best options. However, if the problem with your teeth is more widespread and all your teeth need to be removed, your dentist may suggest for full dentures replacing all your lower and upper teeth together.
How Much Does Denture Cost?
How much it’s going to cost you depends on whether they are medically necessary. If they are, insurance may cover 15-50% of the total cost. The good news is that with your dentist in Tijuana Mexico, the price you will pay is about 60% less than what you would pay in the United States or Canada.
Taking Care of Your Dentures
You don’t need any scrupulous method for this. Simply clean the food deposits and plaque from your dentures regularly by brushing them with toothpaste and water. You may follow by soaking them in a glass of water to remove the remaining food particles.
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 your particular condition and recommend the best type of dentures and even discuss treatment alternatives like dental implants.