Losing a few teeth or even one tooth is bad enough, but if an entire arch is gone, you’ll need to find a functional, stable replacement as soon as possible in order to eat, speak and smile with confidence again. At Saginaw Dental, we offer both full dentures and partial dentures depending on the extent of tooth loss. If you’re looking at a toothless future, contact us today!
Dentures are prosthetic teeth usually made of acrylic resin or sturdy plastics. They’re attached to a base that’s designed to blend in with the gums. The kind of dentures you get depends on the level of tooth loss:
An incomplete smile can leave you feeling insecure, but dentures can help restore your confidence; you’ll find yourself being much more likely to show off your grin at important business meetings or social events.
Dentures will let you enjoy a full diet again. Without them, you’ll be restricted to only consuming liquids, which can lead to all kinds of nutritional problems. With your new teeth, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite foods with few restrictions.
Finally, while you might need some practice at first, dentures can help you speak normally and clearly again.
If your mouth and jawbone are healthy enough, you can get dentures that are supported by dental implants. Implants offer extra stability for your false teeth so that you’ll never have to worry about them slipping while you’re talking or laughing. They’re also the only kind of restoration that can replace the roots of your teeth and prevent jawbone deterioration. As for eating, the additional chewing strength of dental implants means that there are even fewer diet restrictions than with regular dentures.
By far, one of the biggest advantages for dental implants is their longevity. They can last for decades – or the rest of your life – with the proper maintenance, which is as simple as maintaining excellent oral hygiene.