If you are missing teeth, your appearance can suffer. Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious and appear older than your true age. There are also health concerns. plaque and bacteria can use those empty spaces on your gums to accumulate. If you are missing one or two teeth, your remaining teeth may drift out of alignment, causing tooth damage and loss of enamel. Without a full set of teeth, you may not be able to eat or speak effectively.
Dentures have been used for centuries to fill the gaps in a smile. They can be a great alteranative to dental implants, which require surgery, and may not be suitable for people who do not have healthy gums, strong jawbones, have certain medical conditions or take certain medication.
Contrary to popular belief, dentures don’t need to replace every tooth in your mouth. Although complete dentures can be crafted for entire arches of teeth–partial dentures can be used to replace one or two missing teeth. In some cases, your dentures may be attached to metal framework, or denture adhesive. Clasps can be used to hold partial dentures in place. The type of dentures you receive and they method of keeping them in place will vary, depending on your specific needs.
No matter which denture treatment your mouth requires, you should have your lost teeth replaced as soon as possible. Not only will you feel more self-confident, but you will have a healthier smile Come visit us at Jensen Orthodontic Arts. You can book an appointment with Dr. Doug Jensen in McKinney, Texas, by calling us at 214-842-8106.