Why Might I Need Dentures?
Losing teeth can make even the most routine activities difficult, such as eating or speaking properly. Missing teeth can also impact your ability to chew efficiently and cause additional pain to your mouth and jaw. Replacing the missing teeth with a denture can restore your oral cavity's function and health.
Patients may also prefer removable appliances over implants or other fixed solutions. Dental implantation can take several months to heal before a new tooth can be placed into the bone structure. A partial denture is a quick solution that can restore the function of your mouth while you continue treatment. An immediate denture may also be recommended if you are experiencing the loss of several teeth at once. Immediate dentures allow for comfortable chewing during the healing period.
Types of Dentures
For patients missing all of their teeth, complete dentures are a removable appliance that replaces all lost teeth and restores the smile’s appearance and function. A complete denture consists of a gum-colored acrylic base that supports a whole row of replacement teeth. The base of the denture is designed to fit snugly against the gums and jawbone for a secure fit, while the upper denture will cover the palate or roof of the mouth, preventing discomfort when the patient bites down.