Is your smile suffering because you are missing teeth? Missing one or more teeth is more than just annoying or inconvenient; it can also take a toll on your oral and overall health. Missing teeth can make simple, everyday tasks, like eating and speaking, very difficult. One of the most common solutions for missing teeth is dentures. Dentures can restore your smile and get your oral health back on track.
Dentures are a convenient and trusted option for replacing missing teeth. They are removable appliances composed of artificial teeth attached to a gum-colored base. They are custom-made for your mouth and adjusted over time to ensure that they are as comfortable as possible.
Complete dentures are a good treatment option if you are missing most, or all, of your teeth. Complete dentures come in two varieties: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made specifically for your mouth and are not crafted until your gums have healed and all of your teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are made in advance and can be used right away after any necessary extractions have been done. Immediate dentures will need to be adjusted as your teeth and gums heal over time.
If you are missing only a portion of your teeth, partial dentures can help to fill gaps and restore your smile. Partial dentures are plates with false teeth attached and fill in for your missing teeth. They are held in place with clips or clasps and are removed at night when you are sleeping.