There is no easy way to lose teeth, it all equates to a difficult time eating, talking, and can often be embarrassing. There are lots of tooth replacement options on the market that you ought to consider when you are faced with tooth loss and one of the most popular is dentures. There are two different kinds of dentures available on the market, each useful in different scenarios. When you are missing all the teeth in your mouth, or only have a few left, a full denture would be used to replace them. When you have a decent amount of healthy teeth left, and just need to fill in a gap, a partial denture can be used.
What is a Denture?Dentures are teeth replacement appliances, generally made out of a plastic composite that is made to mimic both the white teeth and a large portion of the pink gums. Usually held in place by a temporary dental adhesive, full dentures give you the ability to chew food, speak, and appear as though you have teeth.
The Benefits of DenturesDentures offer a practical tooth replacement option that is affordable and gives you the option to replace missing teeth, or teeth that have deteriorated to the point that they must be removed.
Tooth loss can make your face appear sunken and often leads to self-esteem issues. When you feel that people are judging you based on your appearance, it can be hard to feel good about yourself. Our Salem Oregon Dentist can provide you with dentures that give you back your dignity, making your face appear as it would with natural, healthy teeth.
Dentures afford you the ability to eat most foods. They are probably the most cost effective full-arch, tooth replacement option on the market.
Potential DrawbacksDentures are not a permanent tooth replacement option. As such, they do not allow you to continue life as you would if you still had your natural teeth. There are permanent tooth replacement options on the market that mimic natural teeth in almost every way (dental implants) but they are significantly more expensive and time consuming to have placed.
Dentures do not allow you to enjoy foods that are more tough, or hard like apples, or corn. Similarly, they have difficulty with sticky foods like caramels and many candies. Sometimes the adhesive that holds your dentures in place will need to be reapplied throughout the day.
Denture care requires a few extra steps and needs to be followed carefully to protect your investment and the health of your mouth.
Implant Retained DenturesWhen considering tooth replacement options, dental implants should be given serious thought. Dental implants offer a permanent tooth replacement option for anything from one tooth to a full arch of teeth and give you all the advantages that your natural teeth do. They even keep your oral health in great shape by encouraging bone health!
When you are faced with tooth loss, call us at (503) 967-0877 to schedule a no obligation consultation and we will be happy to go over all your options with you. Helping to determine the best option for you is our main goal.