Missing multiple teeth can be a huge burden. They take away from your ability to eat, and make you not want to smile. Overall, they make life less enjoyable. While dental implants are usually an excellent solution for missing a single tooth, dentures can take care of the problem of missing multiple teeth. Dr. Dilber Sraon’s office is committed to improving the quality of life of our patients, so if missing teeth are an issue, we want to help!
What’s Wrong with Having Missing Teeth?
Teeth are all interconnected. They may appear as individual components of your mouth, but in actuality they work together. If you lose a tooth, the rest will work to make up for the loss. As a result of your other teeth shifting to fill in the gap, your facial bone structure can be altered. Something as small as a single missing tooth, can change the shape of your face.
This is why missing teeth are such an important problem to address as soon as possible. As time passes, your teeth, gums, and bones have more time to shift. Multiple missing teeth can create a greater problem than a single missing tooth. Dentures are a great way of fixing multiple missing teeth.
Types of Dentures
Partial Dentures: For replacing one or more teeth, but not an entire arch. They are removable, and in most cases indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
Full Dentures: For replacing a complete upper or lower set of teeth. They are specifically designed to your bite and can enhance your smile, and even your whole face!
Implant-Secured Dentures: These have the added security of dental implants, making them less likely to slide out of place, and put less stress on adjacent teeth while giving you more comfort.
The reservation many people have about dentures is that they will be unattractive and uncomfortable. However, like many dental technologies, dentures have seen remarkable advances over the years. Today’s dentures can not only be made to look nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth, but can feel like your natural teeth as well!
Please call us at 408.227.1404 or email our South San Jose dental office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sraon on our dentures. The sooner you can get to your ideal smile, the sooner you can gain your self-confidence!