If you already have many missing teeth or need to have most or all of your teeth extracted, you have some choices to consider. In the past, dentures and partials were the only options. Today, you can choose dental implants, implant-supported dentures and more. At Brighton Dental, we’re experts in restoring your smile and helping you get back full function so you can eat, speak and enjoy life normally.
Did you know that an astounding 70 percent of adults in the 35 to 44 age bracket have at least one tooth missing? So you’re in good company. And there are so many restoration choices because so many of us deal with tooth loss – whether from an accident or fracture, tooth decay or gum disease.
Don’t Settle For Missing Teeth
There’s simply no reason to live with missing teeth. Options are available, including dentures, implants, and more. Dentures are the most common and the oldest solution, but they’re far from ideal for some people. In many cases, they must be secured with denture adhesive daily to prevent them from slipping when speaking or eating, which is potentially embarrassing. If you only need partial dentures, they may promote decay or infection if they don’t fit properly. The wires that hold partials in place can also damage the teeth to which they attach.
If you have weak bone structure or bad gums, dentures may be your best alternative. Great choices are available that look like natural teeth, feel comfortable and stay in place better than you might imagine.
Dental Implants Could Be For You
If you have missing teeth but have healthy gums and a healthy jaw, dental implants could be a smart solution for you. When properly maintained and checked at regular dental checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime – and they look and work just like natural teeth. If you have only a few missing teeth, an implant could be the most sensible choice.
If you’re missing several teeth, implants can be used to secure a partial denture, bridge or full arch of teeth. Solutions are available now that allow Dr. Woods to rest an entire arch of teeth on just 4 implants. And because implants are smaller than ever before and installed in a different way than in the past, healing times are shorter than they were just a few years ago.
Preventing That Denture Look
So many people tell us they don’t want dentures because they don’t want that “denture look” – the fake and off-color pink portion, the dull and lifeless white portion and the odd shape that the dentures give the face. But times have changed. The denture look is a thing of the past.
Today, Dr. Woods and the Brighton Dental team use both art and science to make beautiful dentures that look and function like natural teeth. We’re experienced in completing full facial profiles analyses of our denture patients to make sure we provide the right look and fit for a natural, beautiful smile. And since nothing is more important than how your teeth function, we make sure you can chew and speak well – perhaps better than you have in years.
Ready to take care of your dental issues and restore your smile with dentures, implants and other restorations chosen with your specific needs in mind? Contact us now at Brighton Dental for your consultation. We’ll clear up your dental and oral health issues and work with you to find the best options for restoring the look and function you need.
Learn more on this site at the Dentures and Partial Dentures page. It’s great information from our gentle dental team.