A denture is a removable prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth and surrounding tissues. At Cooper Dental, we will design your denture to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth, allowing you to speak and chew with confidence.
With partial dentures or a set of full dentures, you will be able to eat and speak as if you had never lost your teeth in the first place. However, you must care for them as you would real teeth to keep them looking their best and lasting longer.
When patients lose all of their natural teeth, complete dentures are the traditional solution to replace them. This prosthetic device is typically comprised of replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base that matches the remaining gums and facial structure.
Complete dentures allow patients to regain oral function and improve the appearance of their smiles. For patients with significant tooth loss, this is often the ideal option to restore form, function, and health to the mouth.
Benefits of Complete Dentures
Many patients that have had extensive tooth loss may find that their jaw and facial muscles will change over time. This may result in a sunken appearance of the face as well as the development of wrinkles, causing the patient to look older. With a full set of dentures, patients can restore their youthful look. This allows for a boost in confidence which can greatly improve quality of life.
In addition to looking younger and better overall, patients who wear dentures can expect to maintain better oral health. When teeth are lost, the other teeth may move into the space left behind, which can cause misalignment and bite problems. This can lead to the need for more extensive and costly dental care in the future. Patients who wear dentures will not have these problems to worry about.
Finally, dentures also give patients the ability to eat and speak comfortably when they did not have this capability before. When teeth are lost, patients may have difficulty eating certain foods or speaking clearly. They may even find it impossible to enjoy their favorite foods anymore. By being able to chew food properly and enjoy a complete diet once again, patients are able to enjoy a better quality of life.
A partial denture is a removable appliance that replaces one or more missing teeth and adjacent gum tissue. It clasps to or rests on the natural teeth for support and can be made from metal or plastic resin. Unlike a bridge, which does not need to be removed for cleaning or at night, a partial denture is removable.
Benefits of Partial Dentures
Some benefits you can expect with a partial denture include the following:
A partial denture can restore your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face.
You’ll be able to enjoy a healthy variety of foods more easily when you replace your missing teeth. Partial dentures make it easier to eat a variety of healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, that can be difficult to chew without a full set of natural teeth.
Missing teeth can result in you slurring your words or having difficulty speaking clearly. A partial denture will help to improve your speech.
When a tooth is missing, the other teeth shift to fill in the gap, which can change your jawline shape over time. A partial denture can help prevent this from happening, keeping your jaw firm and preventing changes to your bite.
A partial denture is an affordable alternative to other restorations, such as a dental implant or a fixed bridge. With proper care and maintenance, dentures can last for many years. We’ll discuss general guidelines with you to help you extend the life of your appliance, as well as steps you can take to care for it in the meantime.
To learn more about partials and dentures in Sheboygan, WI, or to schedule a consultation with us, call Cooper Dental at (920) 452-1110 or visit us at 703 South Taylor Dr., Sheboygan, WI 53081. We look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile!