Losing your teeth can create problems for your oral health, severely restrict your diet options, and deliver a big blow to your self-confidence. You may appear older and less healthy because of tooth loss, and you may suspect that people treat you differently as a result. What you should know is that modern prosthetic care can provide you with dentures that look and feel great, meaning you can effectively have your full smile restored! Your dentist will work with you to make sure that your prosthetic is comfortable, and that it looks natural when in position. Many patients who seek prosthetic support will be excited to learn how dental implants can make restorations more stable, and improve their overall function while offering additional oral health advantages. Continue reading “Dentures Can Give You Back Your Smile”
Implant-held dentures offer people struggling with major tooth loss a means of remarkably improving their experience with dental prosthetic support. Rather than leaving your dentures in place with suction, or with epoxies, you can have them supported permanently with strategically-placed mini dental implants. This arrangement can make you feel more comfortable with your dentures, and make it easier to bite and chew with them. If you have questions, or if you want to see if you can be approved for implant placement, let your dentist know. Because implant-held dentures use mini implants, they can be easier to safely secure than full implants. Continue reading “Implant-Held Dentures Offer Major Benefits”
People who are searching for a solution to their tooth loss issues may be familiar with what dental implants can do for them. Simply put, implants act like your own tooth roots would, anchoring your prosthetic to your jawbone and providing stability and enduring support. However, you may be unsure about having implants to support your restoration, particularly if you are looking for help supporting a set of dentures. After all, if implants act like an artificial tooth root, how can a sequence of them hold a prosthetic that spans your upper or lower arch? What you should know is that with a sequence of mini-implants, you can enjoy securely placed dentures that do not require suction or epoxies. Continue reading “Answering Questions About Implant Dentures”
If you need dentures, or if you already have them, you may believe you are resigned to a prosthetic that offers fewer functional advantages than you would like. It may be difficult to eat certain foods, and you could have a hard time with your dentures slipping out of place when you speak. What you should know is that there is a way to keep your dentures permanently locked in position. Dental implants can be used to keep your restoration secure. This can make biting and chewing easier, and avoid comfort issues caused by a loose prosthetic. It can also protect you from jawbone resorption, a deterioration of your jaw that can occur after losing teeth. Continue reading “Dental Implants Can Support Dentures”
It is hard to identify a more serious change to your oral health than the loss of many teeth, or the total loss of your upper or lower teeth. To offset the significant impact this can have on your daily life, you can seek dentures to serve as a replacement. You might not realize it, but there is a way for your dentist to offer denture support that does not depend on adhesives, or on suction. You can enjoy better support by having implant dentures, which will attach to mini dental implants. This makes it easier to enjoy your dentures without worrying about the quality of their hold. Continue reading “Bringing Back Your Full Smile With Implant Dentures”
Dentures can help you regain your smile after serious tooth loss. Partial dentures work around your remaining teeth, with hidden clasps keeping the set in place. Many people assume full dentures must be supported by adhesive, or with natural suction. However, these are not your only options. Hybrid dentures use the support of dental implants to stay in place. This form of support can limit problems related to keeping your dentures from moving in your mouth. The implants can also avoid friction affecting your jaw ridge, and reduce your risk of losing material in your jawbone. Continue reading “Receiving Hybrid Dentures”
Have you been unhappy with your smile since you lost a tooth or had one extracted? Many people try to postpone restorative treatment, especially if their missing tooth was at the back of the mouth. Unfortunately, failing to complete a smile after tooth loss can have several repercussions beyond the cosmetic. Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew as well as you would with a complete smile, but they can also cause your remaining teeth to shift out of alignment. This can, in turn, make it even more difficult to bite and could cause you to lose more teeth. Dental bridges are one popular way of addressing tooth loss, because they offer stability and beauty.
Dentures are a great way to restore the function and aesthetics of your smile. Without teeth you cannot chew. If you can’t chew you can’t eat. If you don’t eat your health suffers. You need to be able to confidently chew a variety of foods including meats, crunchy vegetables, tough greens, nuts, and other healthy foods in order to stay healthy and strong, but even with a full set of dentures that may be tough for some people. If your dentures don’t fit properly they can slip and rub making it difficult to speak and chew. Over time, your jaw bone can shrink and your dentures will need readjusting and relining. If you are experiencing such issues you may appreciate the stability of implant dentures.
Are those few missing teeth nagging at you every time you look in the mirror? Maybe you can hardly see them when you smile, or maybe to you they seem glaring. Regardless of whether or not they are noticeable, there are reasons to fill in those spaces. If you are not yet ready or interested in implant treatment, there are other ways such as partial dentures. You can learn more about partial dentures with the questions and answers below.
If you have multiple teeth missing or are fully edentulous in your top or bottom arch, or both, there are a few different treatment options available to you. It is nice to have choices, and the dental field does have many treatment choices available for just about every situation, even missing teeth. There are different types of dentures available depending on how many teeth you have missing, and whether you want something permanent or reversible. At Wager Evans Dental we offer three different types of dentures.