When you live with multiple missing teeth, it can be challenging. Eating and chewing your food becomes difficult, and smiling might feel embarrassing due to the gaps between your teeth.
Whether you need to replace a few or all of your teeth, dentures in Melbourne, FL can be an excellent solution. Here's what you should know.
Maybe you're missing a few of your teeth, but you still have quite a few healthy ones; in this case, a partial denture can help fill in the spaces like a puzzle piece.
With prosthetic teeth strategically placed to fill the gaps in your smile, your partial denture stays in place with metal clasps that anchor to healthy teeth. Your prosthetic is designed to blend with your natural teeth and complement your smile while returning the function you need to eat and chew food.
If it's time to consider replacing all of your teeth, complete dentures could be the right solution. This is a removable appliance, often made of acrylic and designed to replace all of the teeth in one arch. Dentures stay in place using a snug fit and suction combination, so sometimes there can be a learning curve as you get comfortable chewing, talking, and eating with your new teeth.
We can also use dental implants to anchor partial and full dentures. Some strategically placed implants can hold your denture in place and provide highly stable support, so you don't have movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
Dental implants also protect your jawbone from the deterioration that can occur with the pressure of removable dentures. Implants provide better longevity for your denture, making them a cost-effective choice for your smile.
If you're considering tooth replacement, our dentists would love to discuss your options with you.