The Negative Effects of Missing Teeth
When natural teeth are lost, it is crucial to replace them. Whether you have lost one tooth or several, there are consequences to your oral health if you do not replace them.
You can avoid these issues by replacing your missing teeth with dentures.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are removable false teeth or appliances that improve function and appearance, restoring your smile to a healthy state.
Modern techniques and materials make dentures closely resemble natural teeth. These advances in dentistry make your smile appear natural and feel secure. We may recommend partial or complete dentures to enhance your smile, depending on your needs.
Patients who have some of their natural teeth remaining are often candidates for partial dentures. A partial denture fills the spaces left behind from several missing teeth but does not replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth. The partial denture consists of a dental base (that blends in with your gums) and false teeth. It secures to your natural teeth for support.
Other options for replacing one or a few missing teeth include dental implants or dental bridges.
Dentures Require a Proper Fit
Adjusting to your new dentures is a process, and it takes some practice to learn how to speak, eat, and wear your dentures. Most dentures require some adaptation. However, these false teeth should feel comfortable once you are accustomed to wearing properly fitting dentures.
Dentures are quite durable and last many years. As the mouth changes over time, your dentures require occasional readjustments and potential replacements to ensure a proper fit.
Old or ill-fitting dentures usually present with problems such as clicking, slipping, frequent gum irritation, and foul oral odour. If any of these issues arise, your dentures likely require adjustment, relining, or replacement. Our team will work with you to ensure that your dentures are a correct and secure fit.
Getting Dentures at smile2o
The team at smile2o has given many patients their smiles back through dentures. We are a detail-oriented group of professionals aiming to provide seamless results that look and feel great.
Following your treatment consultation, if you decide that you would like to replace your missing teeth with dentures, we start by taking impressions and measurements of your mouth. This information is sent to our associate dental laboratory to create your bespoke dentures.
Your dentures will be custom-made by carefully selected, highly-skilled dental architects and ceramists. The technicians carefully plan and then manufacture your dentures at the laboratory using high-impact acrylic or cast cobalt-chrome. We expect you will be impressed with the quality of your removable full or partial dentures.
Once your dentures are ready, we will have you return to the practice for a tutorial on denture use, cleaning, and maintenance. We will check the fit of your dentures, handle any adjustments, and answer your questions about your new teeth.