Although our adult smiles are meant to last for the rest of our lives, certain situations do arise where teeth may become dislodged or need to be extracted. Unfortunately, when this occurs, further complications can occur when the teeth are not replaced.
Not only can missing teeth affect our appearance, they can also impair speaking, biting and chewing. Dentures can be an excellent option for patients who are interested in restoring the appearance and functionality of their smile.
A denture is a removable dental prosthetic which has been used for decades to replace missing teeth and restore the old function and appearance of your smile. In recent years, dentures have become more durable, comfortable and natural looking than ever before, making them a great option for smile restoration.
Depending on your oral health, how many teeth are missing and your ultimate dental goals, there are two kinds of dentures we recommend.
– For patients that are missing an entire arch (upper/lower row) of teeth, a complete denture can be a great option for restoring their smile. If extractions take place and healing is needed afterward, immediate dentures will be used temporarily. A complete denture can take time to create and will replace the immediate denture when completed. Interested in full dentures near you? Let us know.
– Unlike full dentures, partials are used for patients that are missing only a few natural teeth. They are also custom-made, removable and comfortable. A partial can help restore speaking, biting and chewing function along with preventing teeth shifting and other complications. Think you may benefit from partial dentures near you? Get in touch!
Ready to restore your smile? Want full or partial dentures in Dixon, FL? Contact our Dixon, IL dental office today! We’d be happy to evaluate your oral health and determine if dentures may be the right treatment option for you.