You may want to consider dentures if you are missing some or all of your teeth. Dentures are removable dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth. Nothing will ever fully replace your natural teeth; however, dentures are a great restorative dental treatment when it comes to restoring your ability to chew your food properly. The dentures that are made today consist of acrylic and resins that are designed to look like your natural teeth. At Hudson Oaks Family Dentistry, we make sure the dentures you get from us fit comfortably and give you a great smile.
Full & Complete Dentures
When you are missing all of your teeth on either the upper or lower jaw or both, a full denture is required. That just means that all the teeth need to be replaced. The full denture restores the facial features that are lost with missing teeth. Support for facial muscles and soft tissues are restored. You also have sufficient chewing surface when all your teeth are replaced.
If you still have some teeth, but some are also missing a few, then a partial denture may be indicated. Partials are a good alternative to bridge work economically speaking and when the situation is such that a bridge will not work as in the case where all the back teeth are missing. A bridge requires two abutment teeth and sometimes the missing teeth do not have an abutment tooth. Another important aspect of a partial denture is that it provides support and stability for the remaining teeth. A partial will prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position and shifting into the open space.
Dentures allow you the pleasure of eating all your favorite foods again. You can return to eating salads, corn on the cob and other culinary delights. You will also be proud of your new smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to see if dentures are right for you.