Losing your teeth takes its toll in many ways. When you lose one tooth, it puts you at a higher risk for more tooth loss. Missing teeth affect your ability to eat and chew the foods you regularly enjoy, and as a result, your diet suffers. You may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about your missing teeth, which may prevent you from smiling and talking freely. This may affect your job or your personal relationships. The good news is that there are some great options available for replacing missing teeth. Here’s what you need to know about modern dentures in Orlando.
WHAT IS A DENTURE?
A Denture is a removable appliance, typically made of acrylic that has prosthetic teeth attached. Your denture is custom-made to complement your smile and fit snugly onto your jawbone. It’s held in place through suction, a snug fit and sometimes a dental adhesive. There is a learning curve as you first get used to eating and talking with your new denture, however, you’ll appreciate how it immediately complements your smile.
WHAT IS A PARTIAL DENTURE?
A partial denture, or partial is also a removable appliance. It’s designed to replace multiple missing teeth and fill in the gaps. A partial works well for patients who still retain many of their natural teeth. It has prosthetic teeth attached to metal clasps that anchor to your healthy teeth. A partial is custom designed to match your existing teeth so that your prosthetic teeth blend naturally with your smile.
Many denture wearers who are looking for a more secure fit are turning to dental implants for help. Dental implants are creating a stable foundation that dentures or partials can “snap” into for a more snug and secure fit. This eliminates slippage and movement of your denture when you’re eating and talking, making denture wearing more comfortable and greatly reducing the learning curve.
WHAT’S THE BEST OPTION FOR ME?
If you struggle with multiple missing teeth, look no further than Dr. Ziyad Maali and his team at Sand Lake Family Dental for help. Dr. Maali specializes in helping patients restore their smiles and he’s been providing quality care in Orlando for years. Using only the highest quality dental materials available, you can rest assured that your denture or partial will be excellent and last you for many years to come.
Meeting with Dr. Maali for a consultation about your needs and goals for your smile is the first place to start. He will be able to make the best recommendations for your situation after a thorough examination. Don’t let missing teeth keep you from living the full life that you deserve any longer! Contact our office to learn more about your options for replacing your teeth.