The world of cosmetic dentistry is quite large, and involves a wide range of different procedures that can help improve the quality of your smile, your ability to eat, and even your self-esteem and self-confidence. That’s a key reason why a huge percentage of the nearly 8 million people living on Long Island may need to take steps to have a procedure done. One option that many might end up choosing is a permanent denture, and here at Island Dental Associates we think that it’s worth understanding a bit more about just what that is for anyone who may be about to get one.
With that in mind, here are some of the key points to understand.
- A permanent denture is essentially a type of denture appliance that is placed in the mouth in a permanent manner. While traditional dentures are fixed in place temporarily with adhesives, these dentures are installed once and remain there for good.
- Usually, permanent dentures are used when only one or two teeth need to be replaced. In these cases, they’re attached using a bridge. This refers to a crown being used to connect existing healthy teeth with a false tooth between them.
- Mini dental implants may also be used to attach permanent dentures. These are placed by setting an anchor into the jaw and then attaching the denture to that anchor. It results in a permanent bond that is nearly exactly like a real tooth.
- As with any type of cosmetic dentistry, the patient will need to make certain that they follow all care instructions following their denture application. However, with permanent dentures this level of care is often so closely aligned with the kind of care used to keep real teeth healthy that it can be fit into your lifestyle without any effort at all.
Good permanent dentures are something that can change your life, and they offer numerous benefits including a more comfortable fit in the mouth, better ability to eat foods, easier to care for, and much more. As such, it’s a great option for those who can benefit from them. If you’re ready to enhance your smile, we can help you. Contact us today to ask any questions you might have and to set up an initial visit to find out more about the options available to you and whether or not a permanent denture is the right choice for your smile.