Missing teeth can affect how you chew and smile and raise your risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Teeth gaps also affect your appearance and speech. If you’re missing teeth, you have many options, including dentures.
Removable dentures can improve oral health and restore your smile, whether you’re missing a few teeth or an entire top or bottom row. At Hometown Family Dental Centers, we offer fully or partially customized dentures, and they can change your life.
Dentures provide a long-term solution for missing teeth, fitting snugly inside your mouth. Here, our team shares several important benefits.
How dentures work
If one or more of your teeth are missing, you can maintain the natural function and appearance of your smile with the help of dental appliances called dentures. We make your dentures to fit your mouth, and you can get partial or full sets depending on your requirements and your oral health.
Dentures have artificial teeth attached to an acrylic base that resembles the gums. With plenty of room for your tongue, dentures fit comfortably inside your mouth. For added stability, you can get dentures that are secured in place with metal clasps or firmly fastened to dental implants.
Benefits of dentures
Dentures are a common option for replacing missing teeth or restoring a bright smile. You can chew food, speak clearly, and smile more with the help of full or partial dentures, and there are many more reasons that choosing dentures is a wise choice. Here are five additional benefits to consider.
1. Smile restoration
If your missing teeth cause you to be self-conscious when you smile, dentures help you feel more confident about your smile. They keep your cheeks from sinking inward or your face from drooping when you have significant tooth loss.
Dentures close up gaps in your remaining teeth, protecting your smile by preventing your natural teeth from trying to move together or crowding.
Dentures are custom-made for your mouth, and they’re also adaptable. We can adjust them as your mouth changes over time to maintain proper fit and function.
3. Pain prevention
When you experience tooth loss, teeth naturally shift or tilt toward one another to reduce gaps in your mouth. As they shift, they no longer align properly, and this changes how you chew food, causing headaches, jaw pain, and neck discomfort. By closing gaps with dentures, you can prevent physical pain and discomfort.
4. Oral health enhancement
Without some type of tooth replacement, too much tooth shifting could lead to the formation of new pockets for bacterial growth, making it challenging to keep healthy teeth and gums. Dentures fill in gaps to prevent poor dental health, and it’s easier for adequately aligned teeth to maintain optimal oral hygiene.
5. Long-term solution
If you take good care of your dentures, they should last you 5-8 years. You take care of them as you would your natural teeth, keeping your dentures and your gums clean and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Our dentists offer dentures to restore your smile and enhance oral health, providing full or partial dentures that we make to order. For more information, make an appointment by calling the closest office location — in Fayetteville, Vass, or Raeford, North Carolina — or by requesting a visit online.