Dentures are the more traditional way of replacing missing teeth. A denture used to replace a few teeth is known as a partial denture, but if all of the teeth are replaced, it is known as a full denture.
The loss of a tooth can dramatically affect your self-confidence, your ability to chew food, and your bite. Your teeth provide structure to your face by supporting your cheeks, so tooth loss can cause your cheeks to sag and make you appear older than you are.
Patients are frequently concerned that wearing a denture will be very obvious to other people. But, there is no need to be concerned; by using the latest materials, dentures now look extremely natural. Modern dentures look very realistic and are often impossible to tell apart from natural teeth. They can be made from an acrylic resin, chrome or a flexible denture mould.
If you have some missing teeth, a denture can not only improve the way your mouth looks, but it can also improve the way you bite, chew and speak. There is always a risk that if missing teeth are not replaced with a denture, bridge, or implant, the remaining teeth will suffer and become damaged. This ensuing damage could result in the loss of further teeth.
Smith Street Dental offers both full and partial dentures, as well as advice on how to care for your new denture and how to ensure that your mouth remains healthy.