Dentures are removable dental devices that replace the teeth within your mouth. People who are missing all or some of their teeth as a result of accidents, disease, or decay will benefit from dentures.
Do You Need Dentures?
You may think dentures are high maintenance and will be uncomfortable. Although dentures do take some getting used to, the benefits outweigh any temporary discomfort. There are numerous advantages to wearing dentures. If you are unsure if you could benefit from full or partial dentures, ask our friendly dentists for more information.
The Benefits of Wearing Dentures
- Modern dentures are designed not only to be comfortable, but to function in the same way as natural teeth. A few visits to the dentist are required to find the right fit, but this is a small price to pay for renewed confidence in chewing and speech.
- You no longer need to restrict what you eat. With dentures, you can eat all the foods you ate before you lost your teeth.
- Your dentist might advise what foods to eat in moderation to preserve your dentures.
- Dentures restore your smile and eliminate any social awkwardness you may have felt about the gaps in your teeth.
- Your facial muscles will start sagging without your teeth.
- Dentures help keep your facial appearance intact by supplying the support once provided by your natural teeth and preventing you from looking older.
- Dentures decrease the rate at which these bones disintegrate.
- If you have any remaining teeth, partial dentures prevent excessive wear and tear on your natural teeth, as chewing forces are evenly distributed to all your teeth.
- All traditional dentures are removable, which allows for proper cleaning.
- Dentures are available in natural-looking porcelain or plastic materials that create a natural-looking smile.
- Dentures are a cost-effective treatment option, especially if you still have some of your natural teeth.
At Lamb Family Dental, we can customize your treatment for partial dentures or full mouth dentures. A comprehensive exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, is recommended for Dr. Lamb or Dr. Jensen to provide and discuss your treatment options and answer your questions. In many cases, dentures can be fabricated using pre-treatment impressions, enabling you to leave the office following the secondary procedure with the dentures in place.
To see what your options may be in improving, enhancing and restoring your smile, give us a call today. See how partial dentures and or full mouth dentures may benefit you!