Tooth loss can occur for many reasons (periodontal disease, decay or trauma). Dentures are used to replace missing teeth. Alternative methods used to replace missing teeth include dental implants and fixed bridges.
The loss of your teeth can negatively effect your self-confidence, your ability to chew and your bite. Since your teeth provide structure and support to your cheeks, tooth loss can result in the sagging of your cheeks and make you appear older than you are. It is essential that your missing teeth are replaced as soon as possible.
Dentures are removable replacements for your teeth, designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Modern-day dentures can look very realistic and natural and feel very comfortable.
Types of dentures
When all your teeth are missing, a complete denture is used to replace them, whereas if only a few teeth need replacing, a partial denture or overdenture is used. Partial dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from shifting following tooth loss.
Dentures are generally fabricated from acrylic resins. With advances in modern cosmetic dentistry, there are a wide variety of materials available for dentures we will discuss the best options available for your specific case. Call us today for an initial exam.