One of the primary goals of dental care is the prevention of disease and decay. When preventative dentistry is no longer a viable option, the goal is the restoration of your smile to give you the best function and quality of life possible. Our team at Rockton Dental uses several treatment options to accomplish restoration. One popular treatment option for dental restoration is complete or partial dentures.
What Are Complete Dentures?
Complete dentures, as their name implies, are dentures that are designed to replace your entire smile. Complete dentures are utilized when you have experienced substantial tooth decay or loss. If you have wide-spread tooth decay and your teeth are too damaged to repair, then our team will likely need to extract the remaining teeth. If you have already lost most of your teeth, dentures may be a good treatment option.
The process of creating and placing your dentures requires several visits. During your initial visit, our team will take images of your oral cavity and extract any teeth if necessary. They will also make a mold of your mouth and send it to a lab. It will take several weeks for the lab to create your dentures using this mold.
Once your dentures are completed, our team will schedule your second visit. During this visit, one of our professionals will help you place your dentures and ensure that they fit properly. They will review proper care with you and also inform you of what foods you should avoid to maximize the life of your dentures.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are used when you are missing several consecutive teeth, but not enough to warrant extracting your remaining teeth. Partial dentures are used to restore a more natural look to your smile and eliminate the void left by lost or damaged teeth. These dentures are made in a similar manner as complete dentures and will require our team to make a mold of your mouth.
What Are The Benefits?
Dentures provide you with several benefits. One of the most obvious benefits is that they provide you with a complete, healthy-looking smile that you can be proud of. They also improve your ability to eat and drink. Dentures make it easier to communicate and pronounce words.
In addition to the quality-of-life benefits provided by dentures, they also give needed support to your facial structure. If you have lost the majority of your teeth and go without restoration for an extended period of time, you will experience significant bone loss in your jaw. Your facial features will also become less pronounced due to the lack of stability.
If you have experienced substantial tooth loss or decay, there is no need to suffer. Our team at Rockton Dental can improve your quality of life and oral health by providing you with a great new smile through the use of complete or partial dentures. If you are ready to learn more about this great restoration option and find out if they are right for you, then it is time to schedule your appointment with our team. You can reach our office by calling us at (815) 624-3269 today.