Patients who face the loss of a full arch of teeth do not have many options for replacement, and replacement is a necessity to preserve one’s quality of life. Tooth loss on that scale affects both one’s ability to eat and one’s ability to speak, but dentures provide a replacement option that preserves those abilities and helps patients. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions our patients have about the fitting process and life after denture placement.
Well, it depends on what they are. Most patients don’t experience too many dietary restrictions with modern construction materials and anchoring, but harder foods like corn on the cob can pose a challenge and need to be approached carefully. Cutting corn from the cob, removing rib meat from the bone, and so on will allow you to enjoy those foods without aggravating your denture fit if you have any problems.
No. They can be removable, but there are options to permanently anchor them too. Patients who opt for those will need to make an appointment if they have discomfort, and not everyone is a good candidate for every full arch tooth replacement option available.
It’s best to replace missing teeth as soon as possible because of the profound impact the loss of a full arch has on your ability to eat and to speak. If you’re not sure this is the right option, ask about a temporary fit while you think about other options, or about options for different styles.
Any time you need an appointment, all you have to do is contact our office during regular business hours. Our staff will hear what you need and find you the most convenient time we can. Don’t wait to get the replacement for missing teeth you need, call us today for an appointment with a dentist in Oxon Hill, MD.