Dentures - Rochester, MN
Every tooth in your mouth plays an important role in your dental health and functions. When even one is missing, you not only lose your confidence but your ability to eat and speak clearly. After several have been lost, your general and oral health become compromised if they are not replaced. To avoid dietary restrictions and complications to your mouth, Zumbro Family Dental has the solutions you need to regain a complete, healthy smile. As your general dentist, we offer dentures and partials to fill the empty space of missing teeth.
Treat Your Tooth Loss
After you have lost teeth, your underlying jawbone is no longer stimulated. As a result, it will begin to deteriorate, causing your remaining natural teeth to lose support. Over time, they may begin to shift toward the open space and eventually become loose. This can lead to additional tooth loss in the future. Not only will tooth loss impact your oral health, but your quality of life as well.
After you have lost teeth, it is not uncommon to have to avoid certain foods because they become too difficult to chew. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies that can hurt your general health. In addition, your appearance will suffer as your facial features may appear sunken from the lack of support. You may also develop difficulty speaking clearly.
Thankfully, you can resolve these complications with dentures or partials.
Replace Several Missing Teeth
If you are missing several teeth, a partial denture is an affordable and convenient solution to fill the empty space. Using impressions of your mouth, prosthetic teeth are created, which are featured in a gum-colored base. It is connected to a metal framework. This allows it to connect to your remaining natural teeth to hold it in place.
Treat Complete Tooth Loss
When all your teeth on the top or bottom jaw are missing, you will need a full denture arch. Using impressions of your mouth, an arch is created to ensure the proper fit to minimize irritation and slipping. The prosthetic teeth will be attached to it to restore your oral functions. The denture is then held in place using suction or an adhesive.
Restore Your Smile Today
Although dentures have a bad reputation for looking and feeling fake, several advancements over the years now allow them to look and feel more realistic than ever before. Using state-of-the-art technology and precise measurements, there is decreased slipping and irritation, so you can speak, smile, and chew with confidence.
To maintain the proper fit and to promote the longevity of your new smile, it is best to care for your dentures and partials every day at home by cleaning and soaking them. In addition, do not forget to visit your dentist regularly for adjustments and a checkup.
If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of tooth loss, Zumbro Family Dentistry will complete your smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to treating your tooth loss to improve your quality of life.