Many people lose teeth throughout their lives. Some may lose one tooth while others lose many of their teeth due to a variety of reasons ranging from tooth decay, damaged gums or old age. The good news is that you do not need to go through your life without a proper set of teeth. One of the easiest solutions to replace your teeth at Dr. Garine’s office is with dentures. Whether you lose a few teeth or an entire arch, we have a denture solution that is available for you. At our office, we have seen a variety of situations where damage to one tooth has led to damage in the rest of the arch; this eventually leads to the necessity of replacement of the entire set in order to control the damage. Whether you need a full or partial denture, our staff is with you every step of the way to help you get comfortable with your new teeth and learn how to care for them appropriately.
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Partial Denture- An Overview
Partial dentures are the perfect solution for those that have lost a few teeth. They allow you to have a perfect set of teeth without any gaps that make it difficult to eat and embarrassing to smile. Partial dentures are often the more comfortable option because you are not completely dependent on replacement teeth; you still have some of your natural teeth to rely on. Of course, Dr. Garine will provide a thorough evaluation of your mouth to determine if you are better off with a full or partial denture based on your current dental health as well as signs of any impending issues in the future.
Partial dentures are built and designed in a way that makes it easy for us to take care of the existing teeth in your arch, if a problem occurs with them down the road. In the past, you may have heard of complaints of metal clasps holding the dentures in being visible, which has made it embarrassing to smile. Today, however, the dentures we use in our office are much more advanced as they are made with custom clasps that match the color of your existing teeth, making it possible to hide the fact that you are wearing dentures.
A full denture, as the name suggests, is meant for complete replacement of an entire arch of teeth. Although it is made of plastic, it looks exactly like a real set of teeth with gums. As you probably already know, they can be removed when the need arises. For a long time, people used to be reluctant about getting full dentures due to the effect it had on their life style. In the past, people would have to greatly alter their diets and some people even isolated themselves at home for fear of their dentures slipping and causing an embarrassment. Today, however, tremendous advancements have taken place in dental technology so that you now have the option of having implant retained dentures that appear far more natural than the full dentures and completely eliminate the risk of slipping. These dentures do not affect your smile, nor do they cause problems when you are eating. In fact, the mouth looks perfectly natural to a casual observe and you are able to enjoy your favorite foods!
When Would you Need Full Dentures?
As stated above, full dentures are necessary if you lose all of your teeth or if you are on the verge of losing all of your teeth, as they provide a stable foundation for your chewing and smiling needs. There are exceptions to this rule, though. If you struggle to chew your food with your natural teeth, full dentures might be a better option, especially if you choose implant secured dentures that do not slip, allowing you to eat the foods you love without worry. Some patients choose implant supported dentures to help their smile and make the appearance of their teeth more uniform and pleasing. In addition, in some cases, patients choose dentures as an alternative to complicated dental procedures that might not have a great success rate for them.
Dentures are without a doubt an excellent way to make sure that everything goes on as before, even when a few or more teeth are lost. Over the years, it has proven to be an excellent solution.
Dr. Garine and his staff are more than willing to help you evaluate your oral health situation and what the best solution for tooth replacement would be for you. Call us for an appointment today!
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