Full and Partial Dentures
Replacing missing teeth can be an intimidating process. There are a lot of different options, after all. Fortunately, here at Oasis Dental, Dr. Aldridge can help you find the perfect solution for your individual needs, including cosmetic and financial goals. One of the more popular options are dentures, both full and partial. These are two great options!
What are Partial Dentures?
When you are missing some teeth, but the majority of your teeth are still healthy, a partial denture may be your best option. It can replace a single tooth or several from different areas of your mouth. This option sits on your gums surface, making it easy and a bit more affordable than a surgical option like an implant. These are a natural looking option that utilizes your remaining teeth to stabilize the new false teeth. These are a great option to restore the functionality of your mouth without the potential issues that could come along with extracting the healthy ones. This slows the rate of bone loss associated with the lack of jaw stimulation since your natural teeth are still working hard as you chew and speak.
What are Full Dentures?
If you are missing the majority of your teeth or most of them are severely damaged or decayed, a full denture may be a good bet for you. These replace full arches of teeth on the top or bottom of your mouth. There are a variety of options for this type of denture, from traditional dentures to implant supported dentures. There are also dentures that allow you to keep some of your natural teeth without worrying that they are inhibiting your smile. We can help you decide which option is best for you and your individual needs. These can provide an almost fully restored function to your mouth. Chewing and speaking are easier and not painful as can happen if you have an abundance of missing teeth.
Benefits of Dentures
Smiles full of holes and gaps where teeth are missing can cause you a great deal of trouble, from painful eating to a lisp when you speak. They are also generally cosmetically unappealing. Dentures of either variety are a great way to combat this. They restore an element of the health of your mouth while also improving how it functions. We have mentioned your restored ability to eat and speak with fewer restrictions, but it also helps you to be able to improve your diet since it broadens the range of foods available to you. This means you can be healthier overall.
These are cosmetically appealing as well, and you may find that it also helps prevent the sagging cheeks and lips you may experience without teeth. Depending on whether or not you got a removable denture or a fixed one, you may be able to remove them for easy cleaning and rest at the end of your day, also making for easy repairs should you encounter any turbulence in your experience. Fixed dentures are also easy to clean as they are similar to natural teeth.
While finding a perfect denture solution can be difficult, Dr. Aldridge can make the sailing as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones. Set up an appointment here at Oasis Dental today and we can help guide you through the process with ease and convenience.
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