Smile Your Widest & Brightest Again
Tooth loss is a common, embarrassing, and often debilitating problem. In fact, the American College of Prosthodontics estimates that over 178 million Americans are missing at least one permanent tooth, and 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. Without teeth, everyday activities such as eating, speaking, and smiling can become difficult if not almost impossible. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who need to have a few teeth or an entire arch of teeth replaced, denture restorations may be right for you.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth, usually made of durable acrylic resin, and are customized to fit comfortably in your mouth to restore form and function to your smile. Depending on the type of dentures you receive, they’ll stay in your mouth with the aid of a natural suction effect between them and your gums or hooks. Dentures can also come in two forms: full and partial.
Full vs. Partial Dentures
Full dentures are designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. If you’ve lost all of your teeth or you’re having the last ones extracted, full dentures can give you a completely new smile. Your dentures will be custom-made to fit comfortably on your gums while looking and feeling natural.
Partial dentures are designed to replace missing teeth in an arch where some teeth remain. They’re made with hooks that attach to your natural teeth to keep them in place throughout the day. Just like full dentures, partial dentures are designed to fit comfortably and blend seamlessly with your natural smile.
You can also choose when you receive your dentures by opting for immediate dentures that are ordered in advance, or conventional dentures that are made after any necessary extractions take place and your mouth has fully adjusted to the changes brought on by tooth loss.