Incomplete smiles not only cause feelings of lowered self-esteem, but they pose a threat to a person’s oral and overall health. Without a full set of teeth, individuals can suffer from an increased risk of gum disease as well as facial collapse (sagging). At Grand Dental – Lockport, however, our team is here to deliver time-tested, reliable prosthetics that are designed and customized to fit comfortably and function normally. Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about dentures in Lockport .
Individuals who are missing an entire arch of teeth will likely be considered candidates for dentures. Its reliable structure and function make it a positive and viable choice for those suffering from partial or full tooth loss. Although people with only a few missing teeth might be better served with a dental bridge, a consultation with our in-house periodontist will ensure the appropriate tooth replacement solution is chosen.
Those who prefer dentures should exhibit good general oral and overall health, however, and show no signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
There are currently three types of dentures patients can choose from. When meeting with a dentist in Lockport, they will discuss the different types, which include:
The gum-colored, acrylic base that creates a partial denture includes artificial teeth that rest on top of the prosthetic and fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth. Whether teeth are consecutively or non-consecutively missing, a partial can easily improve a person’s aesthetics and oral health by using metal clips and attaching them to abutment teeth that help to hold it in place.
Crafted using the same materials as a partial, full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. Made to fill the roof of the mouth or to look like a horseshoe to ensure plenty of space for a person’s tongue, these prosthetics are held in place with a person’s natural suction. Additional denture adhesives can be used to help hold them in place.
Implant dentures are a superior tooth replacement option because of their surgical placement within the jawbone. Creating a solid foundation of support for the customized restoration, these titanium posts are versatile and can replace one, multiple, or even an entire arch of teeth. Not to mention, they are known to last 30 years or longer, and they make it easier to eat, smile, and speak while among peers.
Traditional dentures may appear to be only beneficial to a person’s aesthetics, but the reality is that there are many unique benefits to these customized prosthetics, such as:
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