Dentures are an affordable tooth replacement option for patients who are missing multiple teeth. Dentures allow patients to completely restore functionality and eat and speak more comfortably. It also improves appearance by correcting the sunken or hollowed out look caused by missing teeth.
It may take you a little while to get used to dentures, but they are safe and portable way to replace missing teeth. Traditional dentures are placed directly over the gums. There are also implant supported dentures that are attached to metal posts implanted in the jawbone.
Visit High Street Dental for a consultation if you get out which type of dentures would be the most appropriate for your specific use.
Benefits of dentures
One of the most devastating aspects of missing teeth is that the jaw area looks hollow and sunken, ageing you beyond your years. But with dentures, your face gets filled out and restores your normal appearance.
Dentures also make it possible to chew all types of food that you love. You will also be able to speak more clearly with dentures, now that you have the proper resting place for your tongue while making certain sounds and pronouncing certain words.
Conventional dentures do not even require any surgery. If you want to replace multiple teeth and cannot afford or want to bother with dental implants, dentures are an excellent option.
Missing teeth can cause a lot of distress and affect your self confidence. With dentures you will feel comfortable to eat, speak, and smile in public. You will get your confidence and social life back.
Most denture patients are older, but in some cases younger adults may also have missing teeth due to accidents are congenital conditions.
Types of dentures
There are different types of dentures based on the number of teeth replaced and the way they are placed inside the mouth.
Full dentures: This type of dentures are used to completely replace all of the teeth in the upper or the lower arch.
Partial dentures: These are used to replace only some of the teeth. Depending on which teeth are missing, your dentist will custom design the dentures to fit in your mouth perfectly.
Conventional dentures: These are the most affordable and common type of dentures. They sit right on top of the jawbone. You may need to use some dental cement or glue in order to prevent them from moving when you chew food or speak.
Implant supported dentures: These dentures are fixed on titanium screws inserted into your jaw bone. Implant supported dentures look and feel very natural, and does not move when you speak or chew food.
If you want to find out more about what type of dentures would be ideal for you, call our friendly team for an appointment.