Restoring an incomplete smile is easier than ever with modern dentures. These amazing devices allow patients to eat all of their favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence. Here is a closer look at some of the benefits of dentures and what you can expect following your complete smile restoration.
Understanding Tooth Loss
Preventative dentistry is more effective than ever, but tooth loss is still an extremely common problem. Some experts claim that almost every adult will lose at least one permanent tooth in their lifetime. Tooth loss is usually caused by improper oral hygiene habits, but it can also be the result of acute injuries. Some of your permanent teeth could eventually fall out if your gums or jaws become damaged. If your teeth become severely damaged or infected, then they might need to be extracted to prevent further problems.
The Importance of Restoring Your Smile
All patients should realize that tooth loss is much more than a cosmetic issue. Untreated tooth loss can eventually impact your gums, the remaining healthy teeth, and the nearby bones. Patients who are missing one or more permanent teeth suffer from much higher rates of periodontal disease, bone loss, and facial deformations. Dentures can help restore the function of your teeth as well as the appearance of your smile.
Types of Dentures
Every type of denture that we offer fills a specific role. Complete dentures are perfect for patients who have lost all of their upper or lower teeth. Also referred to as bridges, partials only replace a few teeth in a row. Removable dentures were more popular in the past, but they usually require extra maintenance. Some patients also claim that they aren’t as comfortable as fixed dentures because they slide around in the mouth. Fixed dentures are held in place with crowns that are attached to the nearby natural teeth or dental implants.
The process of manufacturing a set of dentures and placing them in the mouth all starts with an initial appointment. We invite you to set up an appointment at Brevard Smiles in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge to learn more about your options. Contact us today to book a consultation!