A person may lose their teeth due to a variety of reasons including injury, decay or damage. Dentures are a practical and commonly used solution for this problem. Dentures not only fix the aesthetics and function of your smile but also help you maintain the shape of your face. Missing teeth can alter your facial shape and give you the appearance of being older. Tooth replacement options such as dentures help you avoid this, and help you eat, speak and smile normally.
Dentures are typically made by taking an impression and measurements of your jaw and teeth to ensure that they fit perfectly and snugly in the mouth.
Traditional dentures are removable and can be securely worn over the gums. They have a pink (gum-colored) base under a set of prosthetic teeth. With traditional removable dentures, it is common to experience increased salivation and slurred speech initially, but this should go away once you get used to wearing your dentures.
Fixed dentures and Denture Stabilization
Implant-supported dentures are an amazing solution for people who wish to have a more natural chewing experience. These dentures are attached to surgically placed dental implants which act as tooth roots, offering a much higher level of retention in the mouth. The advantages of a permanent denture include greater comfort and a completely natural-looking smile.
For more information about tooth replacement, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with our oral care experts. You can call us at (636) 206-4656. We are located at 130 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 .