Dentures, commonly known as fake teeth, are a removable set of teeth for patients who have experienced severe tooth loss. Dentures are a proven form of treatment that can effectively return both function and aesthetic appeal.
Dentures have come a long way over the years, and are much more effective than they were in previous years.
Currently, dentures are available as a complete, or partial set. Complete dentures are a full set of upper or lower teeth, while partial dentures can be used to replace one or more teeth. Partial dentures are often recommended when permanent options like bridges are not possible, due to weakness of the teeth surrounding the gap.
Implant dentures are more expensive than standard removable dentures, but provide many additional benefits. This includes:
- Protecting and preserving bone structure
- Restoring regular chewing ability
- Increasing taste and temperature sensation
- Natural appearance
Implant dentures will grant patients a higher degree of functionality than traditional dentures. However, just like regular dentures, they must be removed at night, and cleaned daily.
Patients looking for an even more natural treatment that would never be removed should consider implant crown and bridge work as an alternative.
If you’re interested to learn more about dentures, and how we can help you restore both functionality and aesthetic appeal today, please give us a call. We would be happy to arrange a meeting with Dr. Leung where she can answer any questions you may have, and suggest potential treatment options. We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you to achieve your best smile!