A denture is a removable appliance used to replace missing teeth from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury. Dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when few or several teeth are missing. A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth – it also prevents other teeth from shifting.
Dentures serve a variety of functions, including improving your chewing ability, providing a natural facial appearance, and in certain cases improving your pronunciation when speaking. Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Prevention of teeth shifting due to tooth loss.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
Drs. Rosanna Leo and Marianne O’Shea can assist you in determining whether or not dentures are right for you. They are able to efficiently assess what types of dentures are right for your unique situation, and will formulate a personalized treatment plan that best suits your needs and your schedule.
Contact us today to learn more about dentures!