Is a dental prosthesis in your near future? You might be experiencing a mix of emotions over this prospect.
In spite of your apprehension and disappointment, you can enjoy the process of recreating a beautiful and strong bite with the help of your local dentist! Consider some of the main options that you have for replacing your teeth.
A complete acrylic denture replaces the teeth of an entire arch. If necessary, both top and bottom dentures can be worn together. A denture is designed to closely match the shape of your gums and mouth for a snug fit. It should be removed daily for cleaning.
Partial dentures come in all shapes and sizes. A metal frame supports one or more false teeth and anchors onto nearby natural teeth. This should be treated just like a regular denture, as it’s also removable.
Some dentures can be made with attachments that snap onto implants. These implants will give your denture more stability than it would have on its own. Implants are as strong as natural roots would be, making them the most permanent method for replacing teeth.
A Customized Combination
What if you have plenty of healthy teeth left and don’t need an entire denture made?
Tooth-replacement techniques are commonly combined to meet different needs. Your dentist will help you understand which procedures are best for your particular smile.
Whichever option you decide is best for you, it will take some getting used to. With patience and time, you will find that your new denture will give you the confidence to eat and smile and enjoy life again! Contact your local dentist for more information.
Posted on behalf of:
Bencaz Family Dentistry
130 N Hummell St
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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