Without a full set of teeth, the structure of your face is less supported, causing your facial muscles to sag and make you look older. The inability to bite and chew properly can lead to malnourishment or improper nourishment, which can lead to overall health issues. Speaking may become difficult, limiting your social interactions. Additionally, missing teeth prompt remaining teeth to shift in an effort to compensate for the gaps.
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, you know how debilitating the condition can be. Dentures may be the best treatment option for you.
We offer two kinds of dentures at Wager Evans Dental. A partial denture replaces multiple teeth on the upper or lower arch. Partial dentures fill the spaces between your teeth so that your smile looks complete, healthy, and functions properly. Partials attach to neighboring teeth with unnoticeable clasps.
Full dentures, on the other hand, are a complete row of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. A set of full dentures can replace all upper and/or lower teeth.
The one complaint that we hear the most about dentures is that they can loosen, wobble, or slip out of place. Over time, the ridges on your jaw will wear down from friction, which can cause your dentures to fit less securely. In this situation, dentures must be realigned and adjusted.
Adhesive creams can secure your dentures, but we suggest implant-retained dentures for the most natural and secure fit.
We’re Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, and we recommend dentures for patients looking for a solid, reliable, and attractive smile. Call our dental office in Reno, Nevada, at (775) 800-4845 to learn more about dentures and dental restorations.