A complete denture is a removable appliance that is used to replace all of your teeth. Usually patients that are considering dentures are coming to see us after many years of frustration with their natural teeth.
Dr. Rothwell’s credentials and commitment to using only the highest quality materials and laboratories means that you can have a beautiful smile again. In fact, she can make your new set of dentures look so lifelike that no one will notice that you are missing teeth. Function, esthetics, and comfort take precedence with every single denture case.
Complete Denture Limitations:
Complete dentures are traditionally the first thought that most people have when it’s time to replace their missing teeth. However, you may not realize that even the best made, most well-fitting dentures have some drawbacks. This is largely due to the fact that dentures rest on soft, movable gum tissue. The upper denture is held in place by suction and the lower appliance is actually held in place with your tongue and cheeks. This means that removable dentures will move around slightly while talking and eating and have the risk of falling out at embarrassing times. Chewing efficiency is also greatly reduced and patients have complained about them being uncomfortable. One of the most serious issues with complete dentures is a condition called facial collapse where gradual bone loss occurs. An individual with facial collapse may find it difficult to keep a denture in at all and will look older than they are.
You Have Options:
There are many things to consider when you are trying to determine what is the best treatment to replace missing teeth. One of the nice things about seeing Dr. Rothwell is that she will listen to you. She will address each of your concerns, answer your questions, work with your budget, and present all of your options. She wants to equip you with all the information you need to make the decision that is ultimately right for you. Everyone’s needs are different and they believe whole-heartedly that treatment recommendations should be unbiased and individualized.
Dental implants are an excellent choice to replace missing teeth. They prevent facial collapse, as well as look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Please visit our dental implants page to learn more.
Even though dental implants offer many advantages over complete dentures, they are more expensive and sometimes patients cannot afford to replace all of their teeth with implants. An effective and more affordable approach is using dental implants to secure your denture. As few as two dental implants can be placed to improve the functionality of your dentures, prevent bone loss around each implant, and make them much more comfortable.