Unfortunately, facing tooth loss is a major embarrassment and distressing. No matter the cause of the loss of teeth, it is hard to grasp when your teeth are one of the first things people see and notice. Dentures are a great option for those who are facing this predicament. Dentures come in different options, for those in unique situations. The options available for dentures are partial dentures and full/complete dentures. Dentures allow for an aesthetic fix for missing teeth, as well as a practical solution.
If you are only missing a few teeth, partial dentures are the route you should take. Partial dentures work around your existing teeth. This usually works in conjunction with a clasp, so they fit snuggly in the mouth. Partial dentures work wonders if you’re missing a few teeth, as they keep food debris and other particles from forming in the sites. There are permanent partial dentures, too, and if you’re interested in this option, speaking to your dentist for their thoughts is imperative.
Along with partial dentures, full/complete dentures are an option. These are the stereotypical dentures that young grandchildren typically saw floating in a cup of water next to their grandparents bed. These dentures are typically removable, but can be fixed. Full dentures entirely replace your teeth. If you still have a few natural teeth hanging in, your dentist may decide on extracting them, depending on the health of the teeth. Dentures can be fitted in the mouth and stabilized using denture glue, and will give you the illusion of natural teeth.
Dentures help the oral cavity aesthetically, which allows patients to rebuild their confidence. Beyond the aesthetics of dentures, they allow you to live your life more freely; conversing and eating food with friends. Unfortunately, dentures do not keep your jawbone density, so if you are really suffering from major tooth loss, your doctor may recommend fixed dentures or dental implants.
If you believe dentures are a fit for you and your lifestyle, contact your dental professional. Your dentist and their skilled team will be able to find the best solution for you. Schedule a consultation to go over any remaining information or questions you may need or want to ask. Soon enough, you will be on your way to a great smile.