At some point in your life, dentures may be necessary. Clarion Dental Care, Dr. Jewell will make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, extractions and possibly dentures are necessary when decay has made the tooth unsalvageable or when you have advanced periodontal disease
Missing teeth can change your appearance by making your cheeks look hollow and your mouth look sunken. More importantly, your diet can suffer.
To replace multiple missing teeth you may want to consider dentures for both cosmetic purposes and overall wellness. Depending on the number of teeth missing, we may suggest partial or full dentures. During your consultation, we’ll assess all your options and you can choose what you feel most comfortable with.
Partial dentures are ideal for those who are missing only a few teeth in a row. They latch onto the remaining gum line and any intact adjacent teeth. Even if you only have one tooth on your dental arch, a partial denture may still work best, since the remaining tooth serves as a natural anchor.
When your dental arch no longer has any teeth, a complete denture is an optimal solution. You can choose the traditional kind that latches to the gum line or choose to have dentures that are anchored by dental implants. The latter option has the best hold, but involves surgery. Our Dr. Jewell can discuss all the details so you can make an informed decision.