Studies show that by age 74, 26% of adults are missing all of their teeth. Proper dental care, including proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits, can prevent tooth loss. But if you have already lost your teeth, it poses a threat to your health and appearance. Without all of your teeth, you are not able to chew a balanced, healthy diet and your facial muscles sag, which can age you by decades. You might also have difficulty speaking, which can hold back your social life and career. If you still have some teeth left, the remaining teeth could shift or even be lost as well. Dentures from Dr. William Wager or Dr. Brian Evans, Reno, NV, dentists, can replace your teeth, restoring function and beauty to your smile.
If you are missing many, but not all, of your teeth, partial dentures can replace multiple teeth on the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures fill spaces between teeth so that your smile looks and functions like natural teeth. Normally, partials attach to adjacent teeth with inconspicuous clasps.
Complete dentures replace entire rows of teeth. They are composed of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. With this dental prosthetic, Dr. Wager or Dr. Evans can replace a full set of upper and/or lower teeth. Full dentures are secured with adhesive creams or natural suction. Because the ridges on your jaw will wear down from friction over time, causing loose or wobbly dentures, Dr. Wager or Evans will need to reline and adjust them.
Alternately, Dr. Wager or Evans can secure your dentures with mini dental implants. Your dentures will snap onto small posts which are anchored in your tooth sockets. With mini-implants, your dentures will create a secure, reliable, and beautiful smile.
If you are ready to replace your teeth, call our Reno, NV, dental practice, today at 775-829-7700. Drs. Wager and Evans care about your dental health.