Our Arthur Dental dentists offer natural-looking dentures to replace missing teeth, as well as the surrounding gum and jaw tissue.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that allow patients with one or more missing teeth to maintain their facial profile, eat properly and speak well. They can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or all of your teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is critical to your oral health. If you are missing all or some of your natural teeth, dentures may be an affordable replacement option.
Types of Dentures
Whether you need dentures to replace a row of teeth or a whole jaw, your dentist can help you decide on the right option for you.
- Full Dentures
Your dentist will use full dentures, commonly referred to as false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing an entire jaw of teeth.
Full dentures can be fitted for your upper or lower gums, and they are held in place by suction and/or with the help of an oral adhesive.
Full dentures are removable for cleaning and sleeping.
- Partial Dentures
Your dentist will use partial dentures if you are missing more than a few natural teeth, or if your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge.
Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or a tooth replacement, much like a dental crown.
They are removable for cleaning and sleeping.
Benefits of Dentures
Facial muscles can sag when you lose all of your teeth, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
By fitting you for dentures, your dentist will also helps protect your remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to more serious issues like gum disease.