Could dentures give you the smile that you want after tooth loss?
Dentures are one of the oldest dental devices around and they are still around today because they offer patients a fast, simple solution to replace all or most of their teeth. Tooth loss happens to millions of American adults. If you are one of them you may be wondering how our Asheville, NC, dentists can help you. While we offer a full range of dental services, you may be curious to know whether dentures are the best treatment option. Let’s find out!
What are dentures?
Dentures or false teeth are removable custom-made dental prosthetics that are made up of artificial teeth on a pink base that mimics the appearance of real gum tissue. Dentures can be held in place by attaching to healthy neighboring teeth or with denture adhesives and natural suction. Patients who are missing all of their teeth will benefit the most from full dentures while those with some natural teeth left can turn to partial dentures to fill gaps in their smiles.
What are the benefits of dentures?
The biggest benefit of dentures is that you will get a full set of teeth again. Of course, this isn’t the only benefit you’ll enjoy if you choose to get dentures from our Asheville, NC dentists,
Get new teeth fast: If your main goal is to get a new set of teeth as quickly as possible then dentures will be the ideal option for you. We will first need to take impressions of your mouth so a dental lab can create your dentures, but in just a couple of weeks, you could get a full smile again.
Prevent teeth from moving: Untreated tooth loss can cause the rest of your teeth to shift into gaps in your smile. By placing dentures in these gaps you not only support the facial muscles but you also prevent the rest of your teeth from moving out of alignment.
Improve chewing or speaking: You know how stressful it can be to try and eat certain foods without all of your teeth. While it will take some time to get used to dentures, they can help make chewing and talking a lot easier.
Do you have questions about dentures? Do you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for dentures? If so, the team at Upwards Dental can help you decide. We have 2 offices in Asheville and 1 in Flat Rock to serve you.