Teeth are important for not only chewing and speaking but also to provide balance between the jaws. If you have lost some or all of your teeth, both partials and dentures can help replace your missing teeth and restore your face profile. They make you appear younger by supporting the cheeks and lips so the face muscles do not sag. With practice, dentures can make eating and speaking easier.
Today’s dentures consist of durable, lifelike replacement teeth attached to a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base. The base of the denture is custom-designed to fit snugly onto your dental arch, and is secured using special dental adhesive. Dentures can either rest on the gums, secured with a mild adhesive, or connect to dental implants.
Implant supported dentures provide improved stability. Dental implants are a landmark restorative dentistry treatment that provides superior support for full and partial dentures. These small titanium posts are surgically placed in the jawbone, replacing tooth roots. As the jaw heals following surgery, the bone will fuse to the implant, providing a level of support and function equal to that of natural tooth roots. Dental implants eliminate the risk of shifting that can occur with traditional dentures. These prosthetic tooth roots can also help you to preserve valuable bone mass in your jaw.