Have you recently lost any teeth due to disease or dental damage? If so, we may recommend that you receive dentures or dental implant-supported dentures. Dentures are removable or implant-supported dental appliances designed to restore and beautify your smile. Through advancements in dentistry, three different types of dentures have been designed to replace tooth loss. These include the following:
– Partial dentures: For those who only have a few missing teeth but still have natural teeth remaining, a partial denture is typically ideal to replace those teeth. This device works by placing it in the empty spaces and clasping it onto neighboring teeth on either side.
– Full dentures: Generally recommended for patients who have full tooth loss or a full set of damaged teeth, this is the most common type of denture. This removable appliance is ideal if you are looking to replace a full set of missing teeth. These conventional dentures usually have a pink foundation similar to the looks of gums and features false teeth. The denture is placed over your gums and suction helps it attach to the roof of your mouth and remain secure.
– Implant-supported dentures: One of the more innovative approaches many dentists are using today are implant-supported dentures. These are ideal for permanent results that are more secure and natural-looking. Dental implants hold this denture in place to provide a functional and beautiful smile.
By replacing missing teeth with dentures, we can improve the appearance of your smile and the function of your bite. The most obvious benefits are cosmetic and functionality reasons, but what you may not know is that having a full set of functionary teeth improves your jaw bite and structure. With missing teeth, it can rearrange your bite and change the structure of your jaw, sometimes causing discomfort or pain. These allow you to have the functionality of eating, chewing, speaking, and an overall fantastic smile.
Whether it’s a small fix or full makeover, we are ready to help you find the solution to gaining the full use of your smile. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation or to ask any questions. We’ll be happy to work with you to find the solution to your best smile!