Dentures An Overview
Do you suffer from advanced tooth loss? Are you ready for dentures?
Talk to your dentist about a prosthetic, which helps restore these missing teeth and improves your smile’s health and appearance.
Dentures are the traditional method for replacing a full arch or set of missing teeth. Modern dentures offer a more natural-looking design with a comfortable and secure fit. Dentures are custom-designed to complement the patient’s facial aesthetics.
Our team of dentists helps patients restore their smiles with custom-designed dentures. Dr. Chibb provides patients with a one-on-one consultation and oral health exam.
The oral health and goals of the individual patient will be considered when determining the best course of treatment for replacing missing teeth. Our doctors will help patients consider the benefits of each treatment option so that they are able to make informed decisions about their oral health.
Our dentists have many years of experience and education in restorative dentistry. Focusing on function and fit, our dentists design dentures for patients that look and feel like natural teeth. Some patients may qualify for an implant-secured denture. Patients who would like to explore the option of an implant-secured denture may be referred to Dr. Roham Rafat.
Tooth Loss and the Need for Tooth Replacement
When you lose a number of teeth, the remaining natural teeth can drift and lead to misalignment. With misalignment, your smile develops a greater chance of developing tooth decay, gingivitis, TMJ disorder, and bruxism.
In addition, your overall health can suffer as tooth loss often means subsisting on a meal of primarily soft foods, reducing nutritional intake. Finally, the loss of tooth roots can cause your body to suspend the flow of vital nutrients to the jawbone, causing the jaw to change shape as the tissue dissolves.
A partial replaces multiple teeth, even if they are spread out across an arch. The prosthetic is lifelike, consisting of replacement teeth and a base that looks like gum tissue. Metal clasps on the prosthetic will attach to the natural teeth and secure the new ones.
If you have lost most or all of your teeth, then a partial denture may not be enough. A full set of dentures replaces all of the teeth on one or both arches. Typically, the prosthetic is held in place with natural suction or possibly the assistance of an adhesive. However, we can sometimes use dental implants to secure a fixed one.
By placing multiple implant posts, we can snap the prosthetic onto the implants and provide replacement teeth that won’t slip during meals or speech. Implant-supported Dentures also stimulate jawbone growth, preventing the loss of jawbone density.
To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 410-782-3021.