It is a common myth that if you have dentures, you will not need to visit your dentist as often as you did before. If you are missing one or several of your natural teeth and have been wearing dentures, then why would you need to see the dentist? It might sound logical to skip…
Dentures and Partial Dentures: What They Can Do For You
According to The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, from 1991 to 2020, there will be an increase of 4.3 million people that need dentures and partial dentures. If you do not visit a dentist every six months, you have any form of gum disease, or you have already lost a few teeth, then you are likely going to need dentures or partial dentures in the future. Fortunately, dentures and partial dentures are a great teeth replacement option that can do a lot for one's appearance, dental health and confidence.
Types of Dentures
Dentures are custom-created to replace all or some of a patient's teeth. Complete dentures, commonly known as just dentures, replace all of the patient's teeth, resting on the gums. We can attach complete dentures to dental implants for a more secure fit. Dental implants are little rods that are placed into your jawbone to act as a permanent tooth root type structure.
Partial dentures can only replace a few missing teeth. These are a good option to consider if one still has some strong and healthy teeth remaining. Partial dentures will attach to remaining teeth for security. Both complete dentures and partial dentures improve one's chewing and speaking functions, as well as one's appearance. They are tooth-colored and natural-looking replacement options.
What dentures and partial dentures can do for you
Dentures and partial dentures can improve one’s food options
While an individual might not be able to eat every single type of food, he or she will be able to chew significantly more with dentures and partial dentures than without. Dentures and partial dentures can also improve an individual's health because without them one may not have the most nutritious food options. The better dentures fit, the more freedom the individual will have with what he or she can eat.
Dentures and partial dentures can improve your speech
When an individual loses teeth, it can be hard to maintain clear speaking patterns. Dentures and partial dentures can make speaking easier. It could take a few days to a week to get used to how dentures feel in the mouth, but once the individual adjusts, he or she will be able to speak clearly without a hint of a lisp.
Dentures and partial dentures improve your appearance
If an individual has missing teeth, then his or her face may not look as full, and the jawline may not look as strong. Dentures can improve an individual's looks by filling in the gaps that the missing teeth have left and by giving an individual more confidence to smile again. People who smile are already more attractive, and once an individual has dentures in place, no one will know there are any missing teeth.
Partial dentures can help you keep your remaining teeth
Without dentures, any remaining teeth that a patient has will begin to drift out of place. This may end up causing the patient to lose the teeth if they drift too far or become loose. Partial dentures can help them keep their current location and remain strong for longer.
Dentures and partial dentures can do a lot for your smile and your dental health. We can replace your missing teeth and give you back your beautiful smile. To learn more, visit or call our office at (210) 593-7620.
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