Procedure Overview - Full Denture
There are many reasons that you might lose some adult teeth. Decay, disease, injury and accidents can all lead to the loss of one or more of your teeth. While it may seem that the loss of your teeth is not a major problem, over time, missing teeth allow the remaining teeth to be exposed to a lot of problems. The remaining teeth can start to decay, can shift into any empty spaces, and can lead to a major change in your bite pattern. This can lead to damages to the remaining teeth, jaw and neck pain, and difficulties with speaking and chewing.
Even if you have lost all of your teeth, problems can still begin because your teeth are no longer providing your facial muscles with the support needed. Your face may take on a sagging and aged appearance, your gum tissue will start to recede, and your speech and chewing will be difficult or diminished.
Clearly, your quality of life can change with the loss of a few adult teeth as well as the loss of all of them. Fortunately, patients at Wagner Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV, can enjoy the benefits of customized dental care plans, including the use of full or partial dentures when needed.
In the world of dentistry, dentures often confuse people because they assume that they are always “full” dentures, meaning they are only available if you have no teeth remaining. However, this is not the case, and patients in our dental office can choose from appliances that fit the entire upper or lower jaw, or they can have partial dentures made that fill a gap where two or more teeth have been lost.
To understand which solution is the right choice for your needs requires a visit to our dental office. There Drs. Wayne or Wade Wagner will consult with you about the health of your teeth and gums, reviewing any of the treatments you require, as well as go over your options for dentures.
Full or Partial?
If dentures are a good choice for your needs, they will be custom made to replace any of your missing teeth. Full dentures will be removable, but you will be able to eat with them in place. They can be taken out for cleaning and sleeping, but will appear entirely natural and protect your original bite pattern to ensure that any remaining teeth are not put at risk.
If partials are the best option, they can be made to ensure that your remaining teeth are supported and protected. Sometimes a tooth is used to anchor a partial, and you may find that a permanent attachment is easier and better than a removable appliance. Because each patient at Wagner Dentistry is given an individualized treatment plan, it is impossible to identify the best options here; that is something that is determined by a patient working with the dental team to find the right solutions for their needs. There are many pros and cons of dentures and many find that the pros outweigh the cons.
If you feel it is a good time for you to discuss dentures, give our dentist office a call at 702-877-2222 or use the online contact form to get in touch. A full review of your dental health will be part of determining which solution is best for your needs, and then we can work together to create your brand new, and healthy, smile. Learn more about dentures our blog: Benefits of Dentures, Am I a Candidate for Dentures and Dentures FAQs.