Our smiles are one of the first features other people notice, and if a person’s smile isn’t all it could be, thanks to missing teeth, then it’s natural for people lacking in confidence to feel uncomfortable about smiling in public. Dentures, however, are an attractive and easy option to solving the problem of missing teeth, by restoring a person’s smile to its former glory.
Teeth can become lost for any number of reasons, from trauma to tooth decay and periodontal disease. While some of the reasons can have further health implications if not successfully dealt with by a dentist, the aesthetic implications can be easily addressed, and those unfortunate enough to have lost teeth can still yet have a winning smile easily, and faster than they might think!
Dentures today are much more comfortable and durable than they were previously, thanks to improved dental technology and stronger materials. As a result, dentures can be made to appear much more natural, while offering improved oral functions, and with custom dentures it is possible to address several missing teeth right through to a complete set.
With custom dentures, a dentist takes a series of impressions from which to fashion the dentures to be worn. The dentures consist of a flesh-colored mount that sits in the roof of the patient’s mouth and a series of prosthetic teeth that have been formed and shaped to comfortably fit into and conceal the gap left behind by the missing teeth. The artificial teeth can be shaded so that they match the natural sheen of existing teeth, helping to provide a completely natural look.
The end result of dentures is not only a winning smile, but also a restoration of the patient’s chewing capability and biting pattern and strength. Speech is also aided, while stability to surrounding teeth and facial muscles are also provided by dentures.
Comfortable, durable and cost-efficient, and despite the growth in popularity of other dental restorative treatments, such as implants and crowns, dentures remain a highly popular means of restoring a smile.
To learn how dentures can restore your smile, contact the office of Dr. Richard Sousa and schedule your informative consultation today.