A lack of teeth is an obstacle that can affect an individual’s health, self-confidence, and personal life. Missing teeth can affect your appearance, and the spaces can cause other dental issues, which, if not addressed, can lead to serious health problems. Losing a tooth or several teeth may occur for many reasons, including injury, genetics, or prior oral health conditions. Luckily for these individuals replacing these missing teeth is within reach using various options. Implants, Bridges, and Dentures may all be viable choices for those missing teeth. One of these options to replace your teeth is with a denture or a partial denture. Dentures restore your ability to chew your food and can positively impact your health, appearance, and general well-being.
Full and Complete Dentures
There are two types of dentures. Full dentures are used to replace all teeth missing from the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. When you are missing all your teeth, you are unable to chew your food properly, and you may be missing out on more nutritious foods because of the inability to chew well. Facial muscles sag, causing your face to look sunken in since there are no teeth to support the soft tissues.
Partial dentures are used to fill in spaces where one or more teeth may be missing, but there are still other teeth in that arch of the mouth. They are used as a less expensive alternative to bridgework and when bridgework is not advisable or possible. Where missing teeth cause the cheeks to look sunken in, partials remedy the issue and may make you look more youthful.
If you are missing several or all of your teeth, do not hesitate to contact Allen Dentistry today. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Nylander and find out the best way to get your mouth in good health.