Dentures & Partials
Your teeth do many tasks. They bite and chew food and control airflow when you speak. They provide you with a beautiful, confident smile. They also provide support for the skin on your face. Losing your teeth affects all of these functions and more. When you cannot eat properly, your digestion and overall nutrition suffer. When your appearance is affected, your confidence plummets. If you are missing teeth, it is essential that they are replaced right away. Sussex Dental can replace missing teeth with dentures and partials.
How Do I Lose Teeth?Tooth loss has many causes. One of the most common causes is gum disease. When your swollen gums begin to pull away from the surfaces of your teeth, bacteria can travel below the gumline, where they can begin attacking the periodontal ligaments and the jawbone. This causes the bone to become weak. Your teeth begin to loosen and can eventually fall out. Other causes of tooth loss include:
|Facial trauma, such as a fall, a sports injury, or a car accident.
|Bruxism, or the grinding and clenching of your teeth.
|Severe tooth decay.
In some cases, you may lose your teeth naturally. In other cases, the teeth may need to be extracted.
DenturesDentures, also called full dentures, are a prosthesis designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They have been in use for hundreds of years, although the dentures of today are much more natural in appearance and much less bulky. Modern dentures consist of acrylic resin teeth set in an acrylic base. The base can be made to match the color of your gum tissue, helping it to better blend in. It is designed to rest directly on your gums, with your gum tissue providing support. Dentures are made from impressions of your mouth. After extracting any remaining unhealthy teeth, the impressions are taken. They are then sent to our dental lab, where the impressions are used to design and create your custom restoration. After the denture is created, it is checked for fit and bite. Read more about Dentures.
What About Partials?Partial dentures are a type of denture that is designed to replace sections of missing teeth between perfectly healthy teeth. The fabrication process with partial dentures is very similar to that of full dentures. With partials, your healthy teeth remain in place in your jaw. After all, why extract perfectly healthy teeth? Much like full dentures, partial dentures consist of acrylic resin teeth in an acrylic, gum-colored base. While the base provides support for these dentures, partials also have metal clasps that attach to your healthy teeth for additional support. Read more about Partials.
Benefits of Dentures and PartialsBoth dentures and partials offer several benefits.
|With your missing teeth replaced, you can bite and chew more effectively. You can enjoy your favorite foods once again.
|Improved digestion and nutrition.
|Clearer speech is restored, making communication easier.
|The appearance of your smile is improved, which helps to restore your self-confidence.
When you are missing teeth, replacing them is crucial for restoring your oral health and your quality of life. Call Sussex Dental at (262) 246-6806 today to schedule your consultation and find out if dentures or partials are right for you.