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Tooth loss is a common issue throughout the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that losing teeth doesn’t mean you need to go the rest of your life without them. there is an affordable way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Mamata Ponnaganti offers dentures in Westchase to help patients restore their smiles. To learn more about dentures or to schedule a consultation, give us a call!
Dentures are an excellent solution for people who are missing several, most of, or all of their teeth. After all, no one wants to struggle when it comes to basic daily tasks, like eating, speaking, and smiling. Depending on the number of teeth that you’re missing and where they’re located in the mouth, a personalized plan will be created just for you. If you have any preexisting oral health issues, like tooth decay or periodontal disease, they will need to be treated and eliminated ahead of time. Just like always, your oral health is the number one priority!
Depending on your needs, Dr. Ponnaganti will help you to determine which of the following denture types is ideal for you:
When a dental bridge isn’t quite enough for restoring your smile, you might need a partial denture. They are customized to perfectly fit in your mouth between your remaining teeth. Partial dentures replace teeth in different locations of the mouth and keep neighboring teeth from moving around and causing misalignment issues in the future.
Full dentures are supported by the shape of your mouth and the natural suction of the gums. They’re used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, either on the top or bottom jaw. It is crafted with a lifelike gum-colored base and an enamel-colored set of replacement teeth. This way, your new smile will appear to be perfectly natural.
If you’re looking for a more stable, longer-lasting denture, dental implant dentures could end up being the right solution. Your dentist will place a series of dental implants throughout the jawbone before attaching the customized restoration. With this type of denture, you can expect 70% of your natural chewing function to be restored. It is designed to last for decades with proper care, so you don’t need to plan on having any alterations or replacements in the near future. To make a good candidate for dental implant dentures, you need to have a strong jawbone to support them. This will all be discussed during your initial consultation.
There are so many ways that dentures can benefit the lives of people who are missing teeth. Here are just a handful of the ones that you can expect to experience:
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