Restore Missing Teeth to Improve Your Life
Have you lost some or all of your teeth? If you have missing teeth and are having a difficult time eating and speaking properly, you may be a good candidate for dentures. Dentures are designed to look just like your real teeth and can improve your quality of life! We offer several different types of denture solutions for patients with missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
- Removable partial dentures – Ideal for patients missing some but not all teeth
- Fixed partial dentures – These are also known as permanent bridges and are made from crowns that are fitted on natural teeth to look just like your real teeth
- Complete or full dentures – Ideal for patients who are missing all of their teeth in the upper and lower jaw
- Implant supported dentures – A set of dentures that are stabilized by dental implants
What Are the Benefits of Dentures for Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can cause several problems over time and may limit your ability to eat the foods you once enjoyed, or even speak properly. Dentures provide patients with a set of fully-functioning teeth and are designed to look very natural. Some of the top benefits of dentures include:
- Restore ability to eat and speak
- Increases self-confidence when smiling
- Prevents facial muscles from sagging
- Can last for several years with proper care
- Properly-fitted dentures do not cause soreness or irritation
What Are the Alternatives to Dentures?
Dentures continue to be a practical and viable solution for replacing missing teeth. However, you may enjoy even better results with a tooth replacement procedure such as dental implants or dental bridges. Dental implants are permanently fused to the jawbone and are designed to function just like your real teeth. They also stimulate the jawbone which can prevent bone loss that many denture wearers experience. Dental bridges are anchored in place by existing teeth and can also restore optimal functioning of the mouth.
How to Take Care of Dentures
You may need to have dentures re-made or adjusted over your lifetime but your dentures should last for several years with proper care. Here are some things you can do to take care of your dentures:
- Use a special brush designed for dentures
- Avoid using regular toothpaste
- Store dentures in a denture-cleaning solution overnight
- Don’t expose dentures to hot water
- Kill bacteria with an effervescent cleansing tablet