Missing teeth can have impact on self-esteem, speech, enjoyment of eating, gum disease, movement of other teeth, and can be the cause of pain. At Pope Family Dental we strive to ensure that all teeth are retained for life. Despite this overriding philosophy, teeth are lost for a variety of reasons.
How are lost teeth replaced?
Modern techniques of implants, crown and bridge and partial denture reconstruction are used to replace missing teeth and restore arch stability. The result, which is also cosmetically pleasing, is the restoration of optimum oral function.
Dentures are removable replacements for your teeth that are designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Modern day dentures can look very realistic and natural and feel comfortable.
Types of dentures
When all of your teeth are missing, a complete denture is used to replace them. We are able to provide you with implant supported dentures. These fit snuggly onto dental implants but can be removed daily for cleaning.
In addition, where only a few teeth need replacing, a partial denture or overdenture is used. Partial dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from shifting following tooth loss.
Dentures are generally fabricated from acrylic resins. With advances in modern cosmetic dentistry there are a wide variety of materials available for dentures and your dentist will discuss your options with you.
For further information on dentures please contact us at Pope Family Dental.