You might be considering a denture if:
- Your natural teeth are causing you a lot of trouble
- You have few or no natural teeth left
- You had a serious accident that damaged a lot of your teeth
Dentures have been the go-to solution for missing teeth for a very long time. But as dentistry has evolved, new techniques and treatment options have emerged.
You might be missing several teeth, but that’s not always an excuse to simply pull the good ones left over.
A partial denture supports false teeth on a frame so that they fill in the empty spots. The denture uses your existing natural teeth for support.
Don’t like the idea of taking a partial in and out?
Go for a more “fixed” option with a fixed dental bridge.
Bridges span gaps between teeth that are missing one or two neighbors between them. They stay anchored in place with the help of dental crowns on a couple existing teeth.
Dental implants are ideal for replacing a single tooth. But they’re also great for anchoring dentures and bridges. An implant is a permanent and very secure solution. It appeals to people who want the most natural and easy-to-care for smile possible.
Classic dentures could be the perfect solution for some people. But you should keep your mind open to other possibilities that better meet your needs.
Dentures And Denture Alternatives In Wasilla
To find out which tooth-replacement option is right for you, contact Dr. Jason Lane. He will gladly have a relaxed one-on-one discussion with you to review your situation and suggest a replacement option that will suit your lifestyle.
Posted on behalf of Lane Family Dental