What are Dentures?
Many patients who have lost a substantial number of teeth may strongly consider the use of dentures. Dentures are a cosmetic restoration that replaces the patient’s teeth with fake teeth. Rochester Hills dentist, Dr. Aurelia understands the importance of teeth for biting, chewing, talking, and maintaining beauty and self-confidence. When tooth loss occurs, it is essential that patients consider ways to restore their smile to maintain their beautiful appearance.
There are several types of dentures available at your family dentist:
For the loss of just one or several teeth, patients may use partial dentures to restore their smile. Partial dentures are made of both metal and acrylic, and snap into the dental arch over the supporting teeth. They utilize false teeth in the areas where natural teeth once rested to help bring back a patient’s natural smile!
When teeth are lost due to age, disease, or extraction, patients may need to replace an entire arch. Whether it is the top arch, bottom arch, or both, patients can use full dentures to maintain a beautiful smile. They are held in place by suction, but patients can also use over the counter denture adhesives to maintain stability. Full dentures give patients back their ability to bite and chew their food, which is an essential day-to-day function. Dr. Aurelia offers both traditional full dentures and immediate dentures for patients who need to maintain their teeth for form AND function.
While full dentures can stay in place with suction and dental adhesives, some patients find that they lack stability and strength. All of Dr. Aurelia’s patients have the option to use dental implants to hold their full dentures in place. Full dentures can be made to snap into place over implants for the ultimate in support. Patients who have implant-supported dentures are ecstatic to be able to laugh, talk, and chew without worrying about their dentures slipping or falling out.
Dr. Aurelia is committed to providing patients with beautiful and functional smiles. Call his practice today to learn more about dentures and other cosmetic restorations to improve your smile!