Missing teeth can make an unsightly change in your facial appearance. Having no teeth can cause us to look older than we actually are because we lost facial dimension, such as the space between the nose and mouth as well as the support for the checks and lips. Not only does not having teeth affect our appearance but we also lose confidence in smiling and our ability to chew our food and get all the nutrition we need in our diets. Those patients missing multiple teeth in a row may want to consider dentures for both cosmetic purposes and overall wellness. Depending on how many teeth are missing, we may suggest partial or complete dentures.
Partial dentures are ideal for those who are missing only a few teeth. They rest onto the remaining gum tissues and any intact adjacent teeth.
When your dental arch no longer has any teeth, a complete denture is a potential solution. You can choose a conventional denture that rests onto existing oral tissues or choose to have dentures that are anchored by dental implants. Our dentists can discuss all the details so you can make an informed decision.