Dentures: A Brief Guide
As we age, so do our teeth. Did you know that there are 45 Million Americans that wear one or two dentures? Adult tooth loss is a real occurring problem for many millions of Americans. Cosmetic dentists patients every day suffering from failing dentition. Many of them suffer from an unesthetic smile, have several missing teeth, or have dental pain for years.
However, many patients are unsure of their options for tooth replacement. Cosmetic dentist John Schwerer and his team at the Schwerer Dental Care help patients explore the treatment options available so that the teeth can be replaced in a timely, and effective manner. We offer our Fort Pierce patients both partial dentures and complete dentures so that, despite the degree of tooth loss, the smile can be restored to its natural beauty and function.
A partial denture is just that: a denture that covers only part of your mouth. It’s held in your mouth with clasps that grab onto remaining natural teeth. Partial dentures are best suited for patients who have experienced significant tooth loss but who still have healthy teeth remaining. It is always our goal to preserve as much as the natural teeth as possible; for a patient who has not lost an entire arch of teeth, a partial denture can replace missing teeth while preserving the health and structure of the remaining teeth.
A full denture, also called a complete denture, replaces all of the natural teeth and provides support for cheeks and lips. Full dentures are a removable option for patients who have lost an entire arch of teeth or their entire set of teeth.
BENEFITS OF DENTURES
The choice between full or partial dentures is really dependent on how many teeth have been lost. In either case, dentures offer patients a number of health and aesthetic benefits, including the following:.
• Renewed confidence in the appearance of the smile
• Teeth that appear healthy, attractive, and natural
• Improved ability to chew, eat, and speak
• Elimination of painful teeth
• A Cosmetic dentist work with their patients on the most comfortable fit and the best aesthetic features for their dentures.