Losing one or several of your natural teeth can have a considerable impact on your ability to eat and speak properly or display a healthy smile. However, with recent advances in dentistry, these challenges can easily be overcome.
Dentures come in many different shapes and sizes and efficiently replace missing teeth. At North Alabama Smiles, we will help you achieve the smile of your dreams by creating the perfect treatment plan for your specific dental needs.
Why Do You Need to Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth will affect more than your appearance. You may face severe challenges when you have lost one or more teeth, including:
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Shifting of adjacent teeth
- Difficulty speaking
- Changes in facial appearance
- Stress on other teeth
What Types of Dentures Are Available at North Alabama Smiles?
We offer three main categories of dentures depending on your particular needs:
- Full Dentures
Full dentures are replacement teeth mounted on an acrylic base designed to look like your gums. An upper denture sits on the roof of your mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horse-shoe and sits securely on the gum and bone tissues.
- Partial Dentures
Partial dentures can be an ideal option for patients who still have natural teeth left that are strong and in good shape. They consist of a metal framework that supports the replacement teeth. This framework is held in place using clips that lock onto the remaining natural teeth.
- Implant-Supported Dentures
These types of dentures are not more stable than conventional dentures, as they are held firmly in place by two or more dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are often preferred because they provide improved oral functionality and they are durable and reliable.
How Should You Care for Dentures?
Dentures need to be cleaned and brushed regularly to keep them in good shape. Our team at North Alabama Smiles will provide instructions on proper cleaning techniques for these appliances and tips for keeping your gums clean and healthy.
During your routine dental checkups, we will assess the fit of your denture, offer advice for denture care and oral hygiene, and check for any possible issues that may arise.
To find out more about different denture options and their benefits, visit North Alabama Smiles at 55 Golfview Dr NE #5467, Arab, AL 35016, or call (256) 586-8100.