When teeth are lost, it is very important to receive a suitable replacement as soon as possible. Not only is this necessary for maintaining a proper smile, failing to replace lost teeth can lead to severe consequences. When tooth loss is left untreated, it can cause other teeth to shift positioning, and the jawbone may begin to deteriorate over time. Additionally, a person may suffer from facial structure loss and bite imbalances. Dentures represent one viable option for replacing missing teeth.
Dentures consist of prosthetic teeth that are supported by a gum-colored base, and they provide both the function and appearance of healthy teeth. Patients who use dentures find that they are quite helpful for chewing food and speaking. Dentures also boost confidence, and they allow a person who has lost multiple teeth to proudly show off their smile to others. Although dentures can take some getting used to, most people who use them find that they are comfortable to wear and that they are an excellent method for replacing teeth that have been lost.
At Krause Dental, we pride ourselves on providing patients with natural-looking dentures that function like original teeth. We offer options for both fixed dentures and traditional dentures. Our experts are happy to sit down with your and discuss which denture option is best for your individual needs.
Fixed dentures remain permanently secured inside a person's mouth using titanium dental implants that are surgically inserted into their jawbone. Once a fixed denture has been applied, it can never be removed except through oral surgery. This method of tooth replacement offers great stability, and it is highly unlikely that the dentures will ever come loose. Over time, the titanium metal implants will begin to fuse with the jawbone, helping the dentures become more secure and feel more natural. Most patients who receive fixed dentures claim that they feel exactly the same as their original teeth. With proper care and maintenance, a set of fixed dentures should last a lifetime.
Traditional dentures largely rely on suction and support from the soft tissues to remain secure and steady. Our traditional dentures are built from top-quality materials, making them nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth. Traditional dentures can be taken out of the mouth for easy cleaning and then quickly reinserted for general use. This makes traditional dentures a convenient and simple tooth replacement option for many patients.
If you would like to learn more about dentures and to find out if they are a good option for replacing your missing teeth, please call us at (941) 505-1200 to schedule an appointment