Dentures – Fort Worth, TX
Restore Your Grin with New Teeth
If you’ve lost any of your teeth, you know firsthand that it’s challenging. Not only do you suffer from an unsightly smile, but you also face various health problems. As such, tooth loss can drastically lower your quality of life. That said, there is a solution for this problem: dentures in Milwaukee! With help from Milwaukee Dental Implants, such restorations could (and would) return your full grin. To learn more about them and their features, just keep reading or book a visit with our office.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dentures?
Good denture candidates are those living with tooth loss effects. For example, they might need help eating their favorite foods. On the other hand, perhaps their main difficulty is clear speech. Most of them feel too embarrassed to smile confidently.
Still, not everyone missing teeth would benefit from dentures. You might do better with other restorations if you still have pearly whites along an arch. The treatment also won’t work for patients with infected or unhealthy gums. Therefore, the best way to confirm candidacy is by consulting our practice.
Types of Dentures
When you consult with Dr. Franzen, he’ll get a chance to learn your smile goals, medical history, oral health, and more. From there, he can recommend custom dentures that best meet your needs. More specifically, he’ll suggest one of three possible types. They are the following:
Partial dentures only replace a few pearly whites. As such, they work by clasping onto the chompers on either side of your smile gap.
Partials usually have a gum-colored acrylic base and artificial acrylic (or porcelain) teeth. However, sometimes they include metal components as well.
Per their name, full dentures “fully” replace all the teeth along an arch. Consequently, they secure themselves through natural suction instead of clasps.
In general, full dentures use the same materials as partial ones. A unique difference, though, is that their bases are custom-fitted to fit comfortably over the gums.
Implant dentures are a permanent type that relies on dental implants. For that reason, they’re a great alternative for patients who want a more permanent, unwavering option.
Due to using dental implants, these dentures have special perks. Firstly, they don’t slip or fall. Another advantage is that they can prevent jawbone loss.
The Benefits of Dentures
Missing several or all of your teeth can take a toll on both your oral health and your self-esteem. By replacing them with incredibly lifelike dentures, you can be sure to enjoy many of your everyday oral habits again, such as eating, talking, and smiling. Over time, your prosthetics will feel as though you’ve regained your complete grin. Dentures come with a wide variety of benefits, and here are some of the most prominent ones you can expect after your treatment.
Those who suffer from tooth loss often experience both oral and psychological downsides. Having one or multiple gaps in your smile can make you feel uncomfortable showing your grin, and you might steer clear of most social interactions or activities to avoid embarrassment. With a full smile from dentures, you won’t feel as anxious around friends or family. The result is greater self-confidence and body image, as well as a reduction in anxieties about speech, chewing, appearance, and more.
It can be incredibly difficult to pronounce certain words or sounds without some of your teeth present. This is because humans typically press their tongues and lips against their pearly whites to enunciate clearly and effectively. By wearing custom-made dentures, you can end up regaining your ability to speak clearly, improving your communication. This usually involves an adjustment period, but it’s only temporary and can be much smoother with time and practice.
Some foods, while nutritious, can be tougher to bite into, such as certain fruits, vegetables, and lean meats. Being unable to properly chew your meals can lead to complications like indigestion and malnutrition. By providing new teeth, dentures improve your ability to chew food. They thus allow you to eat a more nutritious, wider-ranging diet, which can end up helping to promote better oral and overall health.
Preserves Oral Health
Those who still have some of their natural pearly whites remaining can greatly benefit from wearing dentures. These prosthetics can help keep existing teeth from moving out of position, as this is normal after tooth loss. Additionally, dentures help distribute the pressure of chewing more evenly throughout your bite, effectively reducing the wear and tear of your tooth enamel.
Most people will first notice your smile above all other things. This makes your teeth incredibly important when making impressions, either during a first date or a job interview. By getting dentures, you can not only complete your grin but also feel confident about the way you look, which can translate into the way you carry yourself. Others may then perceive your confidence as outgoing and attractive, which can boost your chances of success in your social and professional life!