Tooth loss is not uncommon, but that doesn’t make the experience any less traumatizing. The talented team of dental professionals at Signatures Smiles is ready to address your concerns with a caring attitude and expert advice on the best ways to treat the loss of one or more teeth.
Dentures are a popular option for replacing teeth because they offer an affordable, functional, and long-lasting solution that looks like your natural teeth, or even better. Whether you need partial or complete dentures, we’re happy to create customized dental appliances that perfectly suit your needs following tooth loss.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are a type of dental device used to replace missing teeth. What sets them apart from alternatives like dental implants or bridges is that they are removable. Dentures look just like natural teeth and can help to complete your smile, or even replace an entire row of teeth.
There are two different types of dentures: partial and complete. A partial denture can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, while a complete set replaces all of the teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw. Both types are custom made to fit your mouth, and in the case of partial dentures, to complement remaining teeth, both in fit and appearance.
Dentures are removable, often held in place with fixatives that keep them from shifting during the day while you eat, drink, and smile, but allow for removal as needed. These attractive and durable dental appliances ensure that you can continue to enjoy oral function and a beautiful smile even after tooth loss. Dentures can also be retained by implants to keep them from moving around without the need for adhesives.
Benefits of Choosing Dentures
You’ll enjoy several benefits when you opt for custom dentures from Signature Smiles. Both partial and complete dentures will replace lost teeth, restoring oral function and improving your smile. This means you’ll regain the ability to eat, drink, speak, smile, and laugh normally.
Partial dentures can also help to support your remaining teeth. When you lose a tooth, the bone that used to support a tooth’s roots begins to deteriorate, and this can cause neighboring teeth to start leaning in. The result can be shifting teeth, which can affect not only the appearance of your smile, but also your bite pattern, your oral health, and the overall function of your mouth. Partial dentures ensure remaining teeth won’t move and your natural bite remains intact.
When you lose several teeth in a row or all of the teeth on your upper and/or lower jaw, the loss of teeth and the resulting deterioration in the jaw can cause your cheeks and lips to appear sunken and change the contours of your face. Complete dentures restore fullness and ensure that you can chew and speak normally, and smile with confidence.
What to Expect It can take time to get used to dentures, especially complete dentures, and they may need adjustments over time, but the caring and talented dentists at Signature Smiles are here to provide you with the custom dentures you need and guide you through becoming comfortable with your new dental appliances.