Dentures and Partials
Are you living with one or more missing teeth? You may not realize the damage that can result from life with empty sockets. Even if you haven’t noticed symptoms yet, over time it’s inevitable that your missing teeth will cause your jawbone to shrink and your surrounding teeth to become misaligned. Dentures are a popular and time-trusted tooth replacement solution that can restore function and minimize dental damage.
What Can Dentures Do For You?
While most patients associate dentures with total tooth replacement, variations of the treatment can be made to suit a patient’s unique needs. If you’re missing one or a few teeth, a partial denture may be the ideal treatment for restoring chewing and speaking function. In contrast, traditional dentures can also be used to replace all the teeth in one or both arches.
Regardless of how many teeth you’re missing, just the fact that you’re missing teeth can be enough to affect your quality of life. Replacing lost, broken, or extracted teeth with dentures can leave you with a number of benefits, including:
- Dentures restore chewing function and the ability to eat most foods.
- Speaking is often improved with the use of dentures.
- Appearance is significantly improved due to dentures.
- Dentures provide some support for the surrounding facial structure.
- Dentures are a cost-efficient option for replacing missing teeth.
The Versatility of Dentures
If you need to replace your teeth quickly and at a low cost, traditional dentures or partial dentures are the way to go. If this is your plan, it’s important to know that you can upgrade your dentures to dental implants at any time so long as you qualify. The main reasons patients want to upgrade are because dental implants don’t have to be removed and they’re the only replacement method that prevents the shrinking of the jawbone.
Find Out More About Our Replacement Treatments
Dentures are an ideal treatment plan for patients when speed and short-term cost are the top priorities. Millions of people around the world enjoy the benefits of dentures, as they offer improvements to chewing ability, speaking, and other functions. Learn more about whether dentures are ideal for you by making an appointment with Dr. Crawford. Contact us today!