How Complete and Partial Dentures Can Improve Your Overall Health
As we know at Athol Family Dentists, as people age, losing teeth becomes more common. And while some people will lose one or two, others may lose all their teeth. The good news is, no matter how many you’re missing, dentures can provide a solution.
Complete and partial dentures are a replacement for your natural teeth. They give you the appearance of a full set of teeth while helping you speak and chew better than you would without them.
People may lose teeth for a variety of reasons, including:
- Periodontal disease
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tooth decay
If you’re missing all of your teeth, you’re likely to be a good candidate for complete dentures. You can choose from a full set of top or bottom teeth that are removable, or implant-supported dentures, which provide a much more stable solution while helping with chewing, speaking and presering the jawbone.
Fixed partial dentures are also known as implant-supported bridges. They are not removable and are a permanent solution to having several missing teeth in a row. Fixed partial dentures provide several benefits:
- Sense of security
- Better appearance
- Strength and stability
- Protects oral structure
- Better tooth position and bite.
For those who can’t have an implant-supported bridge, removable partial dentures are a possible solution. They can take the place of several teeth in a row and are held together by a metal frame for strength and stability. They restore the look and function of your natural teeth.
Each of these options can give you the appearance of a full set of natural teeth and some are better at restoring function than others.
Curious about whether these options are right for you? Call our friendly team at Athol Family Dentists today!