The most simple answer to this question is if you have lost some of your teeth or even a full upper or lower set of teeth. Dentures are one of the more common ways to replace your teeth. Depending on the exact situation you find yourself in, there may be a number of ways to treat your needs. Dentures can vary from partial dentures (replace multiple missing teeth) to full blown complete dentures (replace a full arch of teeth).
Loosing teeth is unfortunately a natural process of getting older as our jawbones fade with the ageing process. It is also possible to lose teeth when we are younger due to accidents or disease. The process of loosing teeth is quite debilitating in its nature. When you lose a tooth, the area of where that tooth was will start to fade away and deteriorate, which can cause the remaining teeth to feel loose and shaky, which can eventually lead to more teeth falling out. It is important to understand that missing teeth won’t only affect the aesthetics of your smile and the functionality of eating and talking, but it will also have continual affects on the remaining teeth – this is why it is so important to take proactive steps for tooth replacement.
The affects of losing a tooth on the jawbone is known as bone resorption. Stabilising the region of the missing teeth is important to help increase the longevity of the remaining teeth. The gold standard way to stabilise your new denture is by having the denture implant retained. The implants will fuse with the jawbone and can help promote healthy bone growth. The art of having a denture by itself can also help to stabilise the region better than no tooth at all.
Free Denture Assessments
If you have lost a tooth, multiple teeth or even all your teeth, we will be happy so you for a free denture assessment to discuss your needs. Please do not hesitate to call us today and book your appointment.