August 5, 2017
Did you know that more than 35 million Americans do not have any teeth and at least 178 million people in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth? According to the American College of Prosthodontists, those numbers are proven facts. If you’re facing tooth loss or already have lost teeth, you’ve probably considered getting dentures or may already have them. Just like any prosthetic, it takes maintenance and attention to detail to keep them strong and durable. Even with great practices, you could experience broken dentures in North Sarasota. Thankfully, Parkway Ridge Dental is your one-stop shop for dentures and denture repair.
All About Dentures
Finding a tooth replacement is one of the best things you can do for your confidence and health. Dentures have the stereotype that they are only for older patients that have lost a whole (or both) arch of teeth. Although this is a great option for older patients that have lost full arches of their teeth, dentures can help so many other patients with even partial tooth loss as well. This restorative option from our practice is a terrific way to replace several teeth or even a whole row. Let’s look at both types of prosthetics to see which is better for you.
Full (complete) dentures
A full set of prosthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored base. These are used to restore your ability to speak, eat, and smile confidently. These dentures are ideal for major tooth loss.
Partial dentures are used to fill the gaps in your smile throughout your mouth, fitting like a puzzle piece in your mouth. There are different options for how your partial dentures can be placed to be removable or attached permanently.
Combined Restorative Dentistry: Dental Implants & Dentures
Dental implants in North Sarasota provide unique opportunities for a variety of prosthetic tooth replacements. The titanium tooth root that’s surgically implanted in your jawbone provides new structure for prosthetics. Our office provides an “implant-supported denture” option. We can attach your dentures for the best, durable tooth replacement. Without dental implants, a lot of tooth replacements would remain unstable and cause other embarrassing dental problems. Your implant-supported dentures will make it easier to speak and eat without slippage or irritation.
Retained or Not, We Provide Denture Repair in North Sarasota!
Have you been getting the most out of your denture tooth replacements? If you have but recently suffered from breakage, don’t suffer from tooth loss again. Our office can help you repair your partial or complete denture—even if they’re retained to your dental implants! It’s important to keep all your teeth even if they are prosthetics. Come by our office to discuss your dental problem. We will be happy to discuss a viable solution after evaluating your mouth and your prosthetic. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!