Unaddressed tooth loss can lead to increased risks of other dental health issues, which in turn increases your risks of losing more teeth in the future. For patients who experience severe or complete tooth loss (edentulism), partial and full dentures may be the best way to restore their smiles to a state of optimal health and function. A full denture is a complete row of replacement teeth, each one meticulously designed to mimic the size, shape, and appearance of your healthy natural teeth. As their name suggests, partial dentures are not complete, but rather leave room for the healthy teeth that still remain on your dental ridge. Partial dentures allow patients to enjoy the benefits of full smile restoration without having to extract their remaining teeth to make room for a full denture.
Dentures and Dental Implants
Like a dental crown or custom-made dental bridge, partial and full dentures can be secured to a series of dental implants for patients who qualify. Dental implant posts are inserted into the jawbone, acting as prosthetic anchors that support your replacement teeth with the same stability as natural teeth roots. When supported on dental implants, dentures will not grow loose and slip, as traditional prosthetics often do after years of use. Also, the stimulation of the implant posts when you bite and chew will promote a healthy flow of nutrients to the jawbone, reducing the risks of jawbone deterioration that often follows the loss of one or more teeth roots.
Enjoy a New Smile with a Partial/Full Denture
Partial and full dentures help patients bounce back from severe and complete tooth loss, creating brand new smiles that they can be proud to show off once again. To learn more about choosing the right partial or full denture, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Lynne Barbour Dental in Kahoka, MO, today at 660-727-4746 (GRIN).