Dentures: Replace Your Teeth With Skilled Help

  • Posted by Kent Davis
  • at Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
Missing teeth are an inconvenience to many. Dentures are the ideal solution, but they need to be expertly fitted for them to work.

Types of Dentures
A patient needing dentures can choose from various types depending on several factors like the number of missing teeth, their position, and the condition of the gums. A skilled dentist always makes sure to examine the health of the patient’s teeth and gums before determining which type of dentures will suit him.

Partial dentures are usually prescribed to patients who are missing some teeth, while complete dentures are used when all teeth in a single arch are missing.

Alternative to Dentures
Wearing dentures all day can be uncomfortable and painful for some because of the strain it puts on the gums. However, the results of continued use can be predictable if they are fabricated and fitted correctly by a reliable dentist.

For patients who prefer a different treatment, dental implants and bridges can be the right replacement teeth. Implants and bridges closely resemble natural teeth in appearance and function, but they are more costly. Additionally, not everyone can be a candidate for dental implants, so it’s better to ask your local dentist for a professional assessment.