Dentures are removable dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. At Dental Solution, they are custom-made to fit the individual's mouth. They can be either full dentures, replacing all teeth in the upper or lower arch, or partial dentures, replacing only some missing teeth while preserving the remaining natural teeth. If you have lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay, or injury, complete dentures can replace your missing teeth and your smile. Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. You’ll also experience difficulty eating and speaking. You’ll be able to eat and speak more comfortably and easily again.
Full dentures are used when all-natural teeth in the upper or lower jaw are missing or need to be removed. They consist of a flesh-colored acrylic base that fits over the gums and a set of artificial teeth attached to the base. The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth, while the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate the tongue.
Partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. They consist of a metal or acrylic framework that supports artificial teeth designed to match the color and shape of the existing teeth. Partial dentures are attached to the remaining natural teeth using metal clasps or precision attachments, providing stability and restoring chewing function.
Dentures help restore a natural-looking smile, filling in gaps caused by missing teeth. They can improve facial aesthetics by supporting the lips and cheeks, preventing a sunken or sagging appearance.
Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly. Dentures restore the ability to bite and chew food effectively, allowing for better digestion. They also aid in clear speech, especially for sounds that require proper tooth-to-tooth contact.
By replacing missing teeth, dentures can help individuals regain their self-confidence and feel more comfortable in social situations. Restoring a complete smile can positively impact one's self-esteem and overall quality of life.
Dentures require regular care and maintenance for optimal performance and longevity. Visit Dental Solution at 2470 E. 11 St, Odessa, TX 79761, or call (432) 333-4500 to learn more about the benefits of dentures.