Use of Dentures
Can you imagine how hard it would be to speak and eat without our teeth? If you have suffered from a considerable tooth loss, you may not have to imagine. Modern restorative dentistry offers several different options for tooth replacement. Dentures may be the best fit for you if you are missing most to all of your teeth, and do not have enough bone density to support other options.
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and restore the look of your smile. They make life for tooth loss patients much easier by reinstating the ability to speak and eat simply. When many teeth have been lost, the structure of the face can diminish quickly. Replacing them immediately will prevent sagging facial muscles and signs of aging. They can even be made to look just like your natural teeth.
Different types of dentures include:
• Conventional – remaining teeth are removed and the tissues are allowed to heal before a fill removable denture is placed.
• Immediate – placed right after any remaining teeth are removed.
• Partial – Created specifically to accommodate healthy remaining teeth when only a few are missing.
• Overdenture – fitted over a few remaining healthy teeth that can remain to preserve the jaw bone and facial structure.
While there seems to be a wide spread negative connotation with dentures, it should be known that they are very effective for replacing the teeth and restoring oral health. Our expert can work with you to ensure your comfort and health are top priority, and that quality and functional goals are met.
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