Dentures are custom-made removable prostheses designed to replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can either be full or partially retained in the mouth. At LaBry Family Dentistry, tailored to fit your mouth and match your natural teeth, dentures are an effective and affordable way to improve your smile.
Complete dentures are for patients missing all their teeth on the upper and lower jaws. A full denture consists of a complete set of artificial teeth attached to a pink acrylic base that matches the color of your gums for a natural look. The prosthesis is held in place by suction and your natural tissues. They are removable for easy cleaning and maintenance, allowing you to eat and speak normally without worrying about your teeth falling out.
The Benefits of Full Dentures
Many people find speaking and eating difficult or uncomfortable after losing multiple teeth. A complete set of dentures can restore your smile's natural appearance and function, allowing you to eat and talk easily again. It’s hard to feel confident when you have lost so many teeth. Restoring your full smile will allow you to regain confidence and improve your appearance.
Missing teeth can lead to more severe problems, including additional tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, tooth decay, and further damage to the surrounding teeth. Replacing all missing teeth at once can protect your oral health and prevent future problems.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance used to replace missing teeth. It is held in place by clasps that wrap around natural teeth, called abutments. The partial denture has a gum-colored base that mimics the look of gums and will prevent the gums from changing shape over time. The teeth on the partial denture can be made of resin or porcelain to match your surrounding teeth in shape and color.
The Benefits of Partial Dentures
An essential benefit of a partial denture is that it is removable. That means you can take them out to eat and clean them, making them easier to care for than regular dentures that are affixed in place. Because the partial denture can be removed, it is easier to clean your natural teeth and keep them healthy.
Another benefit of having a partial denture is that it can restore the appearance of your smile and prevent shifting teeth. This helps preserve the shape of your face and prevents premature wrinkles in a process known as facial collapse. Facial collapse is a syndrome where the body’s response to missing or misaligned teeth is to cave in at the middle portion of the face, creating hollow eye sockets and sunken cheeks. Because a partial denture will replace your missing teeth, it can also prevent this condition from occurring in the future.
If you want dentures to restore your smile, visit LaBry Family Dentistry at 100 Tennyson Drive, Broussard, LA 70518, or call (337) 330-8480.