Dentures have been used to treat tooth loss for centuries. Fortunately, today’s dentures are made by advanced techniques and lifelike materials. Wearing dentures after tooth loss is important for maintaining a youthful appearance, increasing one’s oral function, and enjoying the appearance of a complete smile. Brown Family Dentistry is a patient-centered, full-service dental practice that approaches treatment for tooth loss with compassion. Our guests are treated with respect and dignity.
The Difficulties of Tooth Loss
If you’ve lost a substantial amount of teeth, you can likely attest to the difficulties life without teeth presents on a daily basis. Eating food without teeth is difficult and unfortunately, many people develop issues with depression, social isolation, and diminished self-esteem as a result of untreated tooth loss. These are just a few reasons why replacing lost teeth is important. The sooner you explore your tooth replacement options, the sooner you can start life with a new smile.
Our dentures are custom made utilizing the latest advancements in technology and prosthetic craftsmanship. The first step in making a great denture is developing the measurements necessary to ensure that a person’s replacement teeth accommodate his or her unique oral anatomy. For dentures to look and fit their best, they must hug the curve of the jawbone perfectly. The curve of the jaw is what helps keep dentures in place.
We use off-site dental laboratories to create beautiful replacement teeth. Dental technicians are trained to build dentures from very exact and precise measurements. Using fine materials like porcelain to replicate tooth structure and pink-tinted acrylic bases that blend prosthetics beautifully into the gum line, today’s dentures produce very natural looking replacement teeth.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
With increased accessibility to implant dentistry services, many people are choosing to increase the stabilization of their dentures by anchoring them to dental implants. Dental implants increase oral function and help keep bone active and healthy. Bone loss commonly accompanies tooth loss because biological roots of teeth are no longer present to keep bone stimulated.
Essentially, multiple dental implants can be embedded throughout the jawbone to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. By placing implants throughout the jaw, they distribute the weight and force put upon dentures during oral function evenly.
Patients who are new to wearing dentures, as well as those who have worn prosthetic teeth for some time, might benefit from implant-supported dentures. The only way to determine if this tooth replacement method works for you is to schedule a consultation where our team can evaluate your oral health by performing a physical examination and discussing your oral health history.
Call us today to reserve a tooth loss consultation at Brown Family Dentistry.