If you are dealing with tooth loss, you may want to look into options for replacing them. For one, missing teeth can significantly impact your oral health. If a tooth goes missing, bacteria in the mouth can collect in the space, leading to gum disease and tooth decay on the remaining healthy teeth.
You may also find that your bite changes due to the gap, causing discomfort and frustration when eating certain foods. However, you can get a partial denture if you only want to replace a few teeth. Talk to our dentist at Roy Dental, to learn more about dentures.
Complete dentures can replace missing teeth and improve your smile if you’ve lost all your teeth in one or both arches, whether from gum disease or tooth decay. Complete dentures are removable appliances that attach to your gums to replace natural teeth. They consist of natural-looking replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base that matches the color of your gums. The base of the upper denture also covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
The Advantages of Dentures
The benefits of getting dentures include improved appearance, speech, comfort, chewing ability, confidence, oral health, and better quality of life. Many people who get dentures notice that they simultaneously enhance their smile and confidence.
Dentures are custom crafted to look natural and beautiful. New materials and techniques give denture wearers more options for improving the appearance of their smile than ever. For example, dentures can be made with acrylic teeth, porcelain teeth, or both.
A partial denture replaces multiple missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw. It is held in place with metal clasps that attach to the remaining teeth, providing a seamless restoration for your smile. The partial denture is held in place by metal clasps and can be removed for cleaning purposes. It can be made on a metal or plastic base, depending on the patient's needs.
The Advantages of Partial Dentures
If you are missing some teeth but still have some healthy ones, partial dentures are an excellent way to fill in the gap left by missing teeth. To a degree, you can enjoy eating and speaking without worrying about how artificial or unnatural your teeth look. The partial denture will blend with the neighboring teeth, making it invisible to others around you.
Another benefit to partials is that they don’t require you to alter your natural teeth in any way, unlike with dental bridges. This makes them a great short-term option if you are trying to see if implants are right for you or if you have a tooth extracted unexpectedly and need something to fill the gap while you wait for your implant procedure to proceed.
If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth and are considering dentures, visit Roy Dental at 2950 Whipple Ave #9, Redwood City, CA 94062, or call (650) 368-6333 for the best dental care tailored to your particular needs.