Dentures | Missing Tooth
Removable Replacement Options
When many of your teeth are loose or painful, they may be beyond saving. This condition is usually caused by advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bone to be lost; if it’s not caught in time, there’s so little support for the teeth that they have to be removed. Removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the best way to eliminate the infection and restore the health of your mouth. When the entire procedure is completed in one day, it’s called an immediate denture.
To begin the process, we will first takes impressions of your mouth. From these impressions, precise working models of your mouth are made. It’s from these models that the dentures are made. We’ll work with you to select the best color and shape for your new teeth. When your denture is ready, we’ll extract your remaining teeth. You’ll be thoroughly numbed and sedated before any teeth are removed, and should feel no pain. As soon as your teeth are out, your denture will immediately be placed in your mouth.
Nobody likes to lose their teeth, but when they’re infected, removing them and getting an immediate denture can improve your health, smile and confidence.
A partial denture is often a good method for replacing missing teeth. When remaining teeth are saved and a partial denture installed, a person will chew better and have a healthier mouth. By filling in spaces, it stops neighboring teeth from shifting. When missing teeth aren’t replaced, this can set off a chain reaction that can result in cavities and periodontal disease.
A partial denture also helps to balance a person’s bite. This means better chewing and a healthier jaw joint. Partials also add support to the cheeks and lips. This support is necessary for clear speaking and good facial structure.