Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. They resemble a natural set of teeth and can be held in place using natural suction, dental adhesives, or dental implants. At Harding Dental Group, we offer to replace missing teeth with dentures to help patients enjoy improved functionality and health.
Without replacement teeth, patients can have difficulty eating the foods they love and even find their speech impaired as they adjust to gaps where their teeth used to be. Dentures are a fantastic option for patients who are missing many or all of their natural teeth.
Types of Dentures
A complete denture replaces all the teeth in the patient’s mouth, either on the top or bottom jaw or both. This is an excellent option for patients missing most or all their natural teeth.
A partial denture fills the spaces where teeth have been lost but some of the patient’s natural teeth remain. It is secured by clasps or clips attached to the remaining teeth or dental implants. This option is an affordable alternative to dental implants or bridges to replace missing teeth.
The Benefits of Dentures
Dentures are a removable restoration option that can help improve your smile, especially if you have lost teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, or other issues. While they are removable, they can still be used to restore your smile’s appearance and function.
Dentures are often recommended when patients want to replace multiple missing teeth or an entire arch of teeth along the upper or lower gum line. If you’re struggling with having lost all of your teeth or having multiple damaged teeth, then dentures are a great solution to replace them and help restore your beautiful smile.
You can look forward to several benefits if you choose to get dentures. For one, they can restore your ability to eat and speak correctly, which can help boost your overall quality of life and self-confidence in social situations. Once you get dentures, you may feel more confident smiling and laughing around friends and family than before — particularly if your teeth were damaged, crooked, or discolored before you got them! You may also enjoy eating foods like apples, corn on the cobs, and other foods you could not enjoy before tooth loss.
Finally, dentures can restore your face's shape and improve your jawline's look. This can help give you a more youthful look and even help support facial muscles to prevent them from sagging. This can be especially beneficial if you get dentures in your older years. By keeping your jaw muscles, you can help maintain your natural face shape and stave off signs of aging that you’d otherwise experience if you didn’t have dentures.
If you’re tired of hiding your smile, it may be time to consider getting a new set of dentures. Visit Harding Dental Group at 688 Del Sol Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101, or call (719) 589-2257 to schedule an appointment today to get started!