How Do Dentures Work? Our Saint Louis Dentist Explains

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jul 31, 2015

How Do Dentures Work? Our Saint Louis Dentist Explains

When a patient loses teeth, it is not only devastating to the patient’s self-image, it is also significantly harmful for the patient’s oral health. Our Saint Louis dentist office helps people recover from tooth loss using state-of-the-art restorative dental treatments.

One tried and true tooth replacement option is the denture. Today we are going to be learning more about how dentures work—we hope this helps you determine whether dentures may be right for you!

A denture is comprised of a series of replacement teeth, which are attached to a gum-tissue-looking base. Once the denture is in place the person can eat, drink, and speak normally.

There are two general different types of dentures that can help people:

Removable Dentures

These dentures sit on top of the gum tissue, and her held in place with dental adhesive. The base of each denture is custom molded to fit snugly over the natural gum tissue—this helps ensure a comfortable and stable fit.

Implant Stabilized Dentures

This advancement in denture technology, allows our dental team to permanently ground your denture in your mouth. As part of this treatment our dental team places dental implant roots into certain spots along your gum line. Then the base of your denture is retrofitted to snap into place over these implant roots.

Once this type of denture is in place, it stays in place all of the time. You care for the denture as you would care for your natural smile—no special cleaning solutions necessary. Patients love these dentures because they provide exceptional stability and security for the patient.

If you are missing teeth, do not wait to get the restorative dental treatments that you need. The sooner that you seek smile-restoring treatment, the better chance you have of avoiding long-term dental problems due to tooth loss. Call our Saint Louis dentures dentists today to get your smile back on track!