At Montague River Dentistry, our Montague dentist offers natural-looking dentures to replace missing teeth, as well as the surrounding gum and jaw tissue.
What are Dentures?
Patients who are missing teeth can experience a host of problems with eating and speaking, as well as issues maintaining their facial profile. Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that help address these issues. They can be used to replace one missing tooth, numerous missing teeth or all teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is critical to your oral health. If you are missing some or all all of your natural teeth, you may want to consider dentures as an affordable option for replacing them.
Types of Dentures
Whether you are considering dentures to replace one missing tooth, numerous teeth or an entire jaw, your dentist can help determine the right option for you.
- Full Dentures
Full dentures are also referred to as complete dentures (if you are missing an entire jaw of teeth) or false teeth.
Dentures can be fitted to your upper or lower gums, and held in place with the assistance of oral adhesive or suction.
Full dentures can be removed for sleeping or cleaning.
- Partial Dentures
If you are missing more than a few teeth or if your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge, partial dentures will be used.
Partial dentures consist of one or more artificial teeth, held by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth, or a tooth replacement such as a dental crown.
They can be removed for sleeping and cleaning.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
If you do not have enough gum tissue to support full dentures, your dentist may need to use dental implants to help secure the dentures for a stable fit.
Benefits of Dentures
When a patient loses all of their teeth, their facial muscles can sag, resulting in them looking older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your facial profile. They can be created to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance is not altered significantly.
Filling gaps caused by missing teeth is critical to your long-term oral health. By getting fitted for custom-made dentures, you can also help protect your remaining teeth from moving to fill the gap, which may lead to more serious issues like gum disease.