If you’re an adult who has several teeth missing, it’s likely that you feel uncomfortable when spending time with others, especially when you smile or laugh. It’s also likely that the foods you can enjoy are somewhat limited as you find it difficult to bite and chew properly due to having spaces in your smile. If this sounds familiar, you might wish to take another look at dentures as they can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and increase your ability to eat and enjoy time spent with family and friends.
Advances made in denture technology over the past several years have resulted in many improvements. Today, dentures are both more comfortable and more attractive. Manufacturers are now making dentures that allow for natural, beautiful smiles.
If you’ve rejected the idea of even considering dentures because you’re afraid they’ll be uncomfortable and unattractive, you should reconsider. The dramatic improvements made to dentures and partial dentures have resulted in them looking, feeling and functioning more like natural teeth.
Over the last several years, there’s been incredible progress made with dental implant technology. A dental implant is simply an artificial tooth root that’s placed into the jawbone with the purpose of supporting individual or multiple teeth.
Dentures which are retained by dental implants fit very securely, which makes eating, smiling and speaking much more comfortable. People with loose lower dentures are good candidates for implant supported dentures. These type of dentures, called overdentures, can be removed by the patient. When implant supported dentures are worn, there’s no need to avoid the foods you love or worry about the ineffectiveness of denture adhesives.
If you have missing teeth and would like to improve your appearance and self-confidence while still being able to eat all the foods you love, dentures may be the right solution for you. Contact our Cottonwood, AZ office and schedule a consultation today. Our dentists are happy to discuss your dental health as well as your options for replacing missing teeth in order to find a solution that best fits your lifestyle and budget. Call us today and begin redesigning your smile!