Using partial and full dentures to restore the smile after tooth loss
Dentures aren’t just a restoration that replaces the gap left in the smile after teeth have been lost or extracted. Dentures are meant to also help in restoring health and function to the mouth as a whole. Patients who have experienced tooth loss may enjoy the benefits of using dentures to restore the smile, including:
- Improved ability to eat one’s favorite foods
- Clearer speech
- Better facial support
- Improved self-confidence
What types of dentures are available?
Dr. Gonzalez of Gonzalez Dental Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida is excited to offer a few varieties of dentures for patients to consider. They include:
- Partial dentures – partial dentures, sometimes called partials, are oral appliance that are made to snap in and out of the smile by using the existing teeth. They can replace one or more teeth in the dental arch, and are made with a metal and acrylic framework. Partial dentures are popular because they are economical, natural-looking, easy to care for, and are typically covered by many patients’ dental insurance plans.
- Full dentures – full dentures are dentures intended to replace all the teeth in the dental arch. This may be done if all the teeth have been extracted due to disease or decay. Full dentures are made of acrylic and allow patients to design their new smile with the help of their trusted dentist.
- Implant-retained dentures – last but not least are implant-retained dentures. These are specialized full dentures that are fabricated to work with a series of dental implants along the dental arch. Many patients prefer to have implant-retained dentures for the best in functionality. These dentures also eliminate messy dental adhesives that patients often struggle with using effectively, and eliminate acrylic on the roof of the mouth, which makes traditional dentures difficult to adjust to.
Do you want to regain confidence in your smile?
If you live in the area of Pembroke Pines, Florida and have been faced with tooth loss, Dr. Gonzalez and her associates encourage you to learn more about partial and full dentures for tooth replacement by calling (954) 406-5342 for an appointment. We are committed to ensuring patients have access to smile restoration solutions that meet their needs, budget, and personal goals.