If you’re missing several or all your teeth on the top or bottom row, partial or complete dentures may be the right solution for you. Like crowns and bridges, dentures are effective replacements for missing teeth. However, they are removable, which means they can easily be cleaned, replaced, or repaired if necessary. The removability of dentures makes them more convenient in many aspects than permanent tooth-replacement solutions.
However, many patients are reluctant to get dentures. They may be worried about their dentures becoming loose, shifting inside their mouths, making it difficult to speak, drink, or eat, or even falling out. Those scenarios are almost always due to poor-quality and poor-fitting dentures. At Willow Chase Dentistry, we make sure our patients get dentures that provide a perfect fit and all-day comfort.
Do You Need Dentures?
Making the decision to get dentures can be difficult, as it may involve removing existing teeth if they’re weakened, chipped, or broken. Dentures can be a great option for you if you any of the following statements apply to your smile and oral health:
You’re missing some, most, or all your natural teeth.
Dentures are designed to replace teeth, and they’re extremely effective at recreating the stability and function provided by natural teeth.
You don’t want a permanent solution.
While permanent solutions to missing, chipped, or broken teeth have many benefits, we know that many patients prefer the replaceability and easy cleaning that dentures offer.
Your remaining teeth are unhealthy or likely to need removal.
Whether it’s due to trauma, illness, or advanced gum disease, patients with weakened and broken teeth that will eventually need to be pulled can benefit from removal and fitting with dentures.
Although many people view dentures as being solid units that replace every tooth—also known as complete dentures—partial dentures are available for patients who need to replace only some of their teeth. Partial dentures are often given to patients who have lost some teeth, but still retain most of their original teeth, and to patients who lost teeth due to trauma or accidents.
Need a Denture Consultation?
Dentures can dramatically change your appearance and quality of life, but it’s vital that you get the right fit. Our dental team can work to find the ideal teeth replacement solution for you and help you understand the pros and cons of each option, including partial and complete dentures. Make an appointment today!