Severe tooth loss can affect your day-to-day in ways you may have never considered before. Thankfully, there are solutions available to you at Crossroads Family Dentistry. With custom-made dentures in Forest, you can take your smile back, make speaking and chewing your favorite foods easier, and protect your long-term oral health without breaking the bank along the way. To see if dentures are right for you, don’t wait to give our office a call and schedule a consultation!
Tooth loss does far more than simply affect your smile’s appearance. Basic tasks like chewing food (especially very hard or tough options), speaking with friends and family, and preventing long-term dental problems all become increasingly more difficult. Whether you’re missing several teeth throughout one of your arches or all teeth in one or both arches, dentures can help you. However, if you have existing gum disease or tooth decay, it will need to be treated first.
Keep in mind there are multiple options to consider if you decide to pursue dentures to replace teeth. That’s why we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists. When you arrive, you can learn about the three most common types of dentures: partial, full, and implant-supported.
Having large gaps in between teeth can make dental bridges seemingly unfeasible. With partial dentures, your tooth replacement fits inside your mouth like a puzzle piece. The metal base consists of tooth-colored and gum-colored materials to ensure the best esthetics, while metal clips wrap around your existing teeth for support.
A full denture is made entirely of mouth-colored materials and is designed to fit against your gums using natural suction. However, it is normal to rely on denture adhesive in the first few months of use. As you adjust, your dentures will become more comfortable and easier to use, whether you’re replacing the top, bottom, or both arches.
When you want a more permanent solution for your missing teeth, an implant denture may be the best solution. This may be especially ideal if you are currently unhappy with your existing denture and want a truly long-term solution for your tooth loss. Just keep in mind that you will need to complete dental implant surgery beforehand as well as have sufficient bone tissue for the implants to integrate properly.
Keep in mind that dentures are one of the most customized restorations you can receive from a dental office. They are designed to fit the shape of your mouth as closely as possible for the best comfort, esthetics, and longevity possible. The gum-colored sections are custom-shaded from acrylic resin while the teeth are made from dental ceramic to mimic natural enamel. Once you have your smile replacement, you can begin enjoying more of the foods you like and achieve a healthy and more balanced diet. For many, dentures are also a more cost-effective solution compared to other dental treatments.