Missing one tooth can be a huge inconvenience, but missing most or all of your teeth can be a total nightmare. Missing teeth can make every day tasks like enjoying a meal or having a conversation very difficult. One replacement option for missing teeth is full dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are a removable appliance made of a flesh colored base that fits over your gums. Replacement teeth are attached to this base. With dentures, you can eat and chew normally again. They are custom-made from impressions of your mouth to perfectly fit your dimensions.
When properly cared for, dentures can last for years. However, even though they are made just for you, your dentures will need to be adjusted over time. After your appliance is made, it is important to come see us regularly for necessary adjustments. We work with a local lab to ensure that alterations are done as quickly as possible so that you don’t have to go without teeth for very long. In fact, we strive to have them done the very same day if possible.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Missing teeth can cause a wide variety of dental health problems. Because of the empty space, they can cause your jaw bone to deteriorate. The socket where the tooth used to be can become more prone to infection, and the teeth around the missing tooth can begin to shift and change. When you are missing many teeth, like many denture candidates, your face can start to sink and droop. Dentures will prevent and help treat many of these problems.
If you are missing teeth and looking for a solid replacement option, dentures can be an excellent choice. They can restore the look and function of your mouth and can give you back confidence in your smile. If you are interested in learning more about dentures or other teeth replacement options, come see us today. We can discuss your needs and get your smile back on track as soon as possible.