What are Dentures?
Dentures are oral appliances used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you are missing some or all of your teeth, dentures might be just what you need to restore your smile’s function, beauty, and health. There are two kinds of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures.
Dentures not only function as supreme dental restorations but also work in stabilizing your facial posture by supporting the structures around the cheeks and lips. The best part about having dentures is that you needn’t compromise on the food you love to eat. They also easily help resolve and replace teeth that may have been causing pain and other oral health issues.
Usually, when you lose a tooth, it is best for your oral health to replace it. Missing teeth can affect your “bite” as well as your ability to speak and chew. Their loss can increase the burden on your remaining teeth and can cause muscle pain in your jaws and headaches. And, of course, losing a tooth can affect your appearance. Some of the benefits include:
Dentures are not only for the aged anymore. People of all ages and walks of life, who have lost their teeth due to injury or disease, have opted for dentures or partials to restore their biting surface and smile. With proper care, your dentures will last for many years, though you should return to your prosthodontist at least once a year to have their fit evaluated and adjusted. Your mouth may change shape gradually over the years, causing your dentures to feel loose or insecure if you do not have them refitted.