Restore Confidence in Your Smile
Missing teeth cause many of us to lose confidence in our appearance and hold back smiles. But today's dentures look better than ever before and can provide you with a smile that looks and functions much like a natural smile.
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that allow patients with missing teeth to maintain their facial profile, eat properly, and speak clearly. Full and partial denture options are available to replace anything from a single tooth to a full jaw's worth.
Replacing missing teeth is important for preserving your long-term oral health. If you are feeling self-conscious about your missing teeth, or are ready to restore the health of your smile, our dentists are here to help.
Book a consultation at any of our LifeSmiles Dental locations to find out if dentures are a suitable tooth replacement option for you.
Styles of Dentures
Whether you need dentures to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth, or a whole jaw, your dentist can help you decide on the right option for you.
Your dentist will use full dentures, commonly referred to as false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing a whole jaw of teeth.
You can have them 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 can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
If there is not enough gum tissue to support full dentures, dental implants may be used to help stabilize the dentures for a secure fit.
Your dentist will use 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 are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto your natural teeth or a tooth replacement like a dental crown.
They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
How Dentures Could Benefit Your Smile
Tooth loss can cause your muscles to sag, making you look older. Dentures can help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change.
Filling in a gap caused by missing teeth is also crucial to your long-term oral health. By fitting you for dentures, your dentist will also help prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place. Teeth that shift due to gaps in your smile become harder to clean and can make you more prone to serious dental issues, such as gum disease.