Millions of people from all walks of life are impacted by tooth loss. When the problem occurs, it can dampen a person’s appearance and make everyday tasks like speaking and chewing food extremely difficult. Making matters worse, when tooth loss is left untreated, it can lead to the deterioration of a person’s jawbone and a loss of facial structure. That is why it is very important to seek out replacement options when teeth are missing. One way to replace missing teeth is to use dentures. Our experts are committed to providing patients with top-quality dentures that offer the appearance and function of healthy, natural teeth.
Dentures consist of artificial teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. They are worn inside a person’s mouth in order to replace an entire missing arch of top or bottom teeth. Due to their natural appearance, it is almost impossible to tell that a person is wearing dentures. While dentures can take some getting used to, most people who use them find that they feel comfortable and function much like their original teeth. Our practice specializes in fixed dentures that are designed to be kept inside the mouth at all times.
Fixed dentures are permanently attached inside the mouth using four to six dental implants that are installed into a person’s jawbone. Once installed, fixed dentures cannot be removed except through oral surgery. Because dental implants function much like natural tooth roots, most people who receive fixed dentures say that their artificial teeth feel just like their original ones. With their impressive strength and stability and a natural appearance, fixed dentures are an excellent option. Patients can expect a set of fixed dentures to last an entire lifetime with proper care.
If you are suffering from tooth loss and you would like more information about dentures, please call us at 305-548-8712 to schedule an appointment.