Dentures and Partial Dentures
Missing teeth can be embarrassing. When you don’t have a full smile, it can change the way you speak, the foods you eat and even the company you’re comfortable keeping. Missing teeth can also promote future tooth loss and other specific oral health issues like teeth slipping toward open spaces and jawbone deterioration.
At Beautiful Smile Dental, we hold no judgements. We simply want to help you restore your smile and live your best life. Remember, a smile is the most beautiful thing you can wear, and we want you to love yours.
For this reason, it is always our goal to provide natural-looking dentures that fit and function as intended.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are restoring teeth on an appliance that stand in for missing natural teeth. A denture can be full or partial, depending on your level of tooth loss.
A full denture takes the place of total tooth loss and relies on the natural structure of your jaw to stay in place.
A partial denture fills in for sporadic tooth loss and relies on supporting healthy teeth and clips for stability.
Are Dentures Right for Me?
Your dentist in Walkerville or Richmond will perform a thorough exam and talk to you about tooth replacement before determining whether dentures are right for you. Considerations for dentures may include jawbone and gum health and your own preferences for your smile restoration.
If dentures are not ultimately the best choice for you, your dentist will discuss alternatives, including dental implants and dental bridges.
For those who are looking for a more stable denture, our dentists offer implant-supported dentures as well.
This means that your denture is affixed to your jaw using four to six dental implants. Dental implants are thin posts made of durable titanium. These posts take the place of your lost tooth roots and are sturdy enough to support a full denture. With this technology, your new smile will be attached, and you will not have to worry about adhesives or slippage. Implant-supported dentures may also help prevent or slow jawbone loss.
Caring for Your Dentures
Drs Jim Moutos, Biren Mehta and Monica Malone recommend cleaning your dentures—a member of our team can provide more specific instructions. It is also essential to use denture pastes for cleaning and not traditional toothpaste, which can be abrasive.
Additionally, you should never use your denture teeth (or natural teeth) as tools to open a package or for other unintended purposes.
Are You Considering Tooth Replacement?
At Beautiful Smile Dental, we are here for you. If you’re considering dentures or similar tooth replacement, we welcome your call. If you are already a denture wearer but are looking for a more modern appliance, our team is keen to help you as well.