Munroe Dental's dental team is able to offer natural-looking dentures in order to replace missing teeth, gum tissue and jaw structures in our patients.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are artificial tooth replacements that allow our patients to maintain their facial profiles with missing teeth, eat properly and speak without difficulty. They can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or all of the teeth.
Replacing missing teeth is essential to your oral health. If you are missing all or some of your natural teeth, dentures are an affordable option for replacing them.
Types of Dentures
Whether you need dentures to replace one missing tooth, a row of teeth or a whole jaw, your dentist can help you decide on the right option for you.
- Full Dentures
Your dentist will use full dentures, commonly referred to as false teeth or complete dentures, if you are missing a whole jaw of teeth.
You can have full dentures fitted for either your upper or lower gums. They will be held in place by suction or with the help of an oral adhesive.
Full dentures can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
- Partial Dentures
Your dentist will use partial dentures if you are missing more than a few teeth or if your surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a dental bridge.
Partial dentures are composed of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by clasps that affix them to a dental crown or other tooth replacement.
They can be removed for cleaning and sleeping.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
If there is not enough gum tissue to support full dentures, dental implants may be used to help stabilize the dentures for a secure fit.
Benefits of Dentures
If you lose all of your teeth on either your lower or upper jaw, your facial muscles can sag, making you appear older. Dentures can help to fill this space in and restore the appearance of your face.
They can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that your appearance does not change much.
Filling in a gap caused by missing teeth is also crucial to your long-term oral health. By fitting you for dentures, your dentist will also help protect your remaining teeth from shifting, which can lead to more serious issues like gum disease.