Dentures are recommended to patients who are missing their natural teeth and are looking for a convenient replacement. If you’ve lost most or all of your natural teeth, a set of custom-made full or partial dentures may be the solution for you. Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak and eat, and they can also affect your facial structure and lead to bone loss in your jaw. By replacing your missing teeth with restorations, you can prevent these issues from developing.
If you’re considering getting a new set of dentures, you may wonder which type will work best for you. Complete dentures are ideal for patients who need all their teeth replaced, while partials are better for patients who are only missing some of their teeth on the upper or lower arch. Whichever option is right for you, our Western Iowa Dental dentist will design your new dentures based on your needs.
Types of Dentures
Complete denture prosthetics typically consist of porcelain or composite material artificial teeth and an acrylic base designed to match the color of your gums. These prostheses are designed to stay in place with adhesives or suction.
Partial dentures are usually used when a few healthy natural teeth remain to hold them in place. They typically consist of a metal framework with plastic teeth and gum tissue.
The Benefits of Dentures
Not only do missing teeth affect the appearance of your smile, but they can also affect your speech and ability to eat certain foods. Dentures are a convenient solution that can help you prevent these problems and restore your ability to speak and chew normally again.
With new teeth, you will be able to pronounce words and speak clearly and have no issues with others understanding you. Dentures also allow you to eat a wider variety of foods, including those that are more difficult to chew and that you could not eat with missing teeth. With dentures, you’ll be able to eat your favorite food without worry!
Most patients find that their self-confidence increases when they wear their dentures. Not only can they smile without feeling self-conscious about their missing teeth, but they’ll also notice a difference in how others perceive them. You’ll likely hear compliments on your beautiful smile and feel more confident in social and professional situations.
If you’re missing multiple teeth, you may be a good candidate for dentures. Visit Western Iowa Dental at 1509 Ave G, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, or call (712) 325-1544 to schedule an appointment with our dentist and learn more about the benefits of dentures.