With dental bridges or single tooth dental implants, you typically replace one lost tooth at a time. However, what if you are missing multiple teeth? Advanced tooth loss can often be addressed with dentures. We offer multiple options for addressing advanced tooth loss. Do you need full or partial dentures to enjoy a whole smile again?
Frequently Asked Questions About Dentures
Question: How does tooth loss impact our health?
Answer: When you lose multiple teeth your remaining teeth may drift as a result of the gaps in your smile, leading to misalignment. An uneven smile can make tooth decay, gingivitis, and other oral health concerns more likely. In addition, you may have trouble being understood when you speak or have trouble eating a balanced diet. Finally, the body suspending the flow of nutrients after registering the loss of tooth roots can cause facial collapse, leading to an aged appearance.
Question: When do you benefit from partials?
Answer: Partial dentures replace multiple lost teeth spread across an arch. The prosthetic contains a thing base that looks like gum tissue, as well as the replacement teeth. There are also metal clasps that attach the remaining natural teeth, anchoring your new ones in place.
Question: When should I consider a full denture?
Answer: A full denture replaces all of the missing teeth on one or both arches. They are held in place with natural suction or possibly the assistance of a special adhesive. They contain an acrylic base that looks like gum tissue and a full row of lifelike replacement teeth.
Question: Can implants secure dentures?
Answer: Yes. Multiple dental implants can be placed to support a full prosthetic. They will be fixed in place and can help prevent facial collapse, since the body reads the implants as natural tooth roots and resumes the flow of nutrients.