Whether a result of disease, injury, malnutrition or genetic disorders, sometimes it is necessary for dentists to extract all of a patient’s lower or upper teeth. While this can be devastating, dentures can provide a second chance at a beautiful smile. Dentures consist of a removable plate holding one or more artificial teeth.
Also known as prosthodontic treatment, complete dentures help with chewing, as well as facial structure support and speech improvement. Sometimes, complete dentures are not necessary. Partial dentures can replace a string of missing teeth. They are secured to your remaining teeth with clasps.
When you lose many teeth, facial muscles can sag, causing you to have an older disposition. Dentures can help restore the structure of your face. They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so your appearance does not change much, even possibly improving the aesthetics of your smile.
After tooth removal, immediate dentures are available. These allow you to have a competent set of teeth while you are waiting for your gums to heal and your bone to realign. This can take up to six months, so immediate dentures are a great alternative while preparing for a full, conventional set.
No matter the type of dentures you choose, you can rest assured you will receive natural-looking dentures that match your facial structure and desired tooth color. It is also our job to properly fit the dentures, ensuring maximum function and comfortability.
For more information or to receive a free consultation with Dr. Hoover or Dr. Yanda, please contact our Hudson office today.