In a perfect world, your full set of natural teeth would last throughout your lifetime. Unfortunately, our world is far from perfect and many people lose some or all of their teeth at some point in their lives. If you have lost teeth and want an affordable, appealing way to replace them, consider dentures.
Whether you are replacing just a few missing teeth or a full set of upper or lower teeth, dentures provide a way to restore that appealing smile. In addition to making your smile unattractive, the space left by missing teeth can also cause other dental problems.
When teeth begin to shift into space, they can create little gaps between remaining teeth that catch food particles. When these areas are difficult to clean, they can impact your oral health by making you more susceptible to cavities and gingivitis. Dentures are a restorative dentistry treatment that can keep your teeth from shifting out of place while they restore your ability to chew food properly.
Missing all of your teeth causes a variety of unnecessary issues that impact your overall health and appearance. Teeth provide structure and support for your facial muscles. Without that support, your face takes on an aged, sunken appearance. Lack of surface to properly chew foods also causes problems consuming the healthy foods your body needs to be at its best.
A set of full or complete dentures restores support to your facial muscles while giving you the ability to eat healthy foods again. When you look in the mirror and see how healthy and youthful you look, and how appealing you look with a beautiful smile, you will be glad you made the decision to get dentures.
When you still have some teeth, but many are missing, particularly in the back where bridgework is not an option, partial dentures present a viable option. Partial dentures restore the chewing surface lost to missing teeth. They also restore your full smile. The replacement teeth look like your natural teeth and provide an economical alternative to bridgework and dental implants. Your existing natural teeth are also stabilized with partial dentures so they will not shift out of place, causing misalignment.
Missing teeth cause problems that can be prevented with dentures. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment to talk to Dr. Lane about the options he recommends for replacing your missing teeth.