Millions of people across the U.S. have suffered a significant degree of tooth loss. If you are among them, you may be thinking about getting dentures. The All Dental team will be happy to help you acquire a functional, aesthetically pleasing prosthetic. Read on below to learn more about dentures in Westborough, including who is a good candidate for them and the different types of dentures that are available. When you are ready to schedule your tooth replacement consultation, contact our office.
Missing teeth can adversely affect your confidence, your ability to eat your favorite foods, and your speech. If you are struggling with such issues and it appears that your gums are healthy, your dentist in Westborough may recommend that you receive dentures. Keep in mind, though, that dentures are typically reserved as a treatment for extensive tooth loss. If you are missing just a few teeth, a bridge or another tooth replacement solution may be a better option.
Not all dentures are the same. When you visit us for your consultation, we will learn about your oral health and your goals for treatment before we recommend which type of denture would be best for you. Depending on what we learn, we may recommend one of the following:
Partial dentures are like a puzzle piece that fits in exactly where it is needed. They are held in the mouth with the help of small clips or attachments. They are an excellent option for patients whose remaining natural teeth are still relatively healthy and are unlikely to require extraction in the near future.
A full denture replaces either all of the upper or all of the lower teeth. It is custom-made to fit over the gums as comfortably as possible. Natural suction is usually powerful enough to hold a denture in place. However, some patients choose to use a mild adhesive for extra security.
Traditional dentures are a fine form of tooth replacement. However, they tend to lose their fit over time. They also have other disadvantages. Implant dentures are more secure because they are held in place by prosthetic tooth roots (dental implants). They are much more secure and have a longer life expectancy than traditional dentures.
Some benefits of dentures include: