Benefits of Dentures
Whether you are missing some or all of your natural teeth, you can derive many benefits from replacing them with full or partial dentures. Replacement teeth help fill out your smile by giving support to the cheeks and lips. Replacement teeth create a more youthful, vibrant appearance by holding up facial muscles and aiding in speaking, chewing, swallowing and smiling.
Partial dentures are attached to the teeth to fill in gaps where other teeth are missing. Partial dentures help maintain the appearance of a healthy smile while also keeping the remaining teeth in their proper alignment instead of shifting over time.
Complete dentures replace an entire arch. Following a few months of total tooth loss, conventional dentures are placed in the patient's mouth. This is done to allow the gums a chance to heal. Immediate dentures can be used immediately following extraction, but immediate dentures do not allow for the tissue and bone to settle, which will require adjustments over time. Immediate dentures will need to be relined in the future to regain a better fit.