Sometimes, things get in the way between you and having a good life. But it can also be what you don’t have that gets in the way. Missing teeth is one of those things. When you’ve lost teeth, it’s harder to chew and eat properly. Even one missing tooth can give you trouble speaking. And no one feels completely comfortable smiling with empty spaces.
When you’re missing just one tooth, a dental bridge or dental implant will do nicely to restore your smile’s appearance and function. When you’re missing a lot of teeth, you may need dentures instead.
How Can Dentures Help Me?
Dentures are great when you need a lot of teeth replaced. These natural-looking replacement teeth will allow you to smile confidently and help you eat more of the foods you love. Plus, they help you talk normally and restore the proper shape of your lips, making you look younger.
What’s The Difference Between Full Dentures And Partial Dentures?
The difference lies in how many teeth need to be replaced. When most of the teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth are missing, it makes more sense to remove the last remaining ones and get full denture. These replace a full arch of teeth. But if you’re missing only a few teeth, a partial denture could be the better choice. These replace only the teeth that are gone.
What Are Dentures Made From?
Dentures basically have two parts: the base and the replacement teeth. The gum-colored base is what rests on your gums. It holds the replacements in place. The base can be made from a mix of materials, including plastic, metal, and nylon polymer. Dr. Cavendish will examine your needs and make a recommendation on which base would work best for you.
The replacement teeth are usually made from a resin or porcelain. No matter what they are made from, we make them to look like a healthy set of natural teeth. Our modern denture look great and handle a lot of biting pressure.
What Are VisiClear Dentures?
If you need to replace only a few teeth, then partial dentures could be just what you need. At our Phoenix, AZ dental office, you can get VisiClear dentures. These are specifically made to be flexible but strong. They are also more waterproof, meaning they will keep their shape longer and reduce problems with bad smells. They snap into place over your natural teeth and can be removed easily for cleaning.
How Can I Make Absolutely Sure My Dentures Won’t Fall Out?
It’s true that, on rare occasions, your denture can shift while you are chewing. They can even fall out if the adhesive fails or they get stuck in food like an apple. We offer a way to ensure your denture stay put. Implant-secured denture uses dental implants to connect to your dentures. These implants are surgically placed in your jawbone, giving you incredible security. Implant-secured denture also allow pressure from biting to transfer to your jawbone, helping keep your gums from getting sore and strengthening your bone.