As you age, your teeth can suffer damage or decay. Missing or damaged teeth may be embarrassing, but they can also cause other health problems if left untreated. Today’s dentures are an excellent option for patients wrestling with tooth loss. At Gentle Care Dentistry & Implants, in Sierra Vista, Arizona, Kent Hales, DDS, offers the latest in denture treatments, including full dentures and implant-supported dentures to help repair your smile and keep your mouth healthy. Call the office or request an appointment online today to see how dentures can help improve your oral health.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace the natural teeth you may have lost due to injury or decay. When you’re missing teeth, your facial skin and muscles can sag, making you appear older. Dentures help you chew and speak clearly, as well as fill out your smile. Dentures are often supported by your jawbone, gums, and surrounding teeth.
Traditional dentures and bridges are typically removable, while implant dentures are a more permanent solution for missing teeth. Bridges can replace up to a few missing teeth in a row, while dental implants and crowns can be used to replace just one tooth.
There are many different types of dentures that fix a variety of oral health problems. Full dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth, while partial dentures replace just a few teeth. If you have a number of healthy teeth still in your mouth, partial dentures can replace the ones you’ve lost and help keep your natural teeth healthy.
Implant dentures are a type of denture that’s growing in popularity. Dental implants use titanium that is surgically inserted into your jawbone. Your bone heals around the implant, securing it permanently in your mouth. Implant dentures are attached to the implants to provide better retention.
In general, you may be a good candidate for dentures if you’ve suffered significant tooth loss, but you have healthy gums and a strong jaw bone.
For people who are missing one or two teeth, a dental bridge is often a good option. For some, implant dentures provide secure replacement teeth. The type of dentures and crowns that are right for you depend on the teeth you’re missing.
When you come to Gentle Care Dentistry & Implants for dentures, your dentist performs a full oral exam and educates you about your options to help you find the best type of dentures for your lifestyle.
To learn more about the benefits of dentures, schedule an appointment with the team at Gentle Care Dentistry & Implants by calling the office or booking online today.