Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth. Unlike dental implants and dental bridges, which are more or less permanently affixed to the bone, dentures are prosthetic teeth attached to a supporting structure. Dentures can be removed at night, for cleaning, or whenever desired.
The benefits of dentures include increased function and an improved appearance. Additionally, because dentures are removable, many patients find that they are easier to clean than natural teeth and other dental appliances.
- Cosmetic Benefits:The cosmetic benefits of dentures are obvious. They fill in gaps left by missing teeth so patients feel more confident about their appearance. Dentures can replace missing teeth or teeth that were in poor condition, prevent further shifting of remaining teeth, support facial structure and integrity, and increase patients’ self confidence.
- Functional Benefits:Dentures offer a range of functional benefits to patients. Dentures allow patients to eat the foods they want, improve speech (after patients get used to wearing dentures), and typically lasts between five and 10 years (with proper care).
Offer a number of benefits over traditional dentures. Patients with implant-supported dentures can eat, speak, and smile with confidence, knowing that their dentures are securely in place. Further, implant-supported dentures can actually improve a patient’s oral health.