Restore Your Smile With Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance created to fill the spaces left by missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dentures, when used, are an important part of keeping the teeth and mouth fully functional when one or more teeth are missing.
Missing teeth can make you appear older than your age, because they create gaps in your smile and can cause your cheeks to sag. But they also make chewing and talking much more difficult. Dentures can fix this, by replacing a single tooth, several teeth or a full arch with a removable replacement. Modern day dentures can be made to look just like your old teeth and are much more comfortable than they used to be.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial. Complete dentures are for patients who are missing all of their teeth, while partial dentures will only replace missing teeth. When missing any teeth, partial dentures play an important role in preventing other teeth from shifting position in the mouth.
Typical reasons why you might need dentures:
- Periodontal disease, an advanced form of gum disease.
- Complete loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial loss of teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech and digestion.
The benefits of dentures
The main benefit of using dentures to replace missing teeth is that they are a cheaper alternative to bridges and implants. But they have the following benefits too:
- Dentures improve your appearance and confidence.
- Dentures prevent your existing, healthy teeth from moving.
- Dentures make chewing and talking easier.
- Dentures usually require no surgery or invasive procedures.
- Dentures are cost effective.
Though dentures are strong and durable, on occasion they may need to be remade, repaired or readjusted due to regular wear and tear. Dentures are more of the budget option for teeth replacement over our preferred implants or bridges, however Dr. Nadia at Paradise Dental will suggest the most appropriate treatment after an initial consultation with you.