We don’t believe anyone should have to live without being able to smile, eat and speak naturally, so if you’ve lost a number of teeth or are suffering from severe decay on multiple teeth, come see us to find out about dentures in Berkeley, CA.
Who Needs Dentures?
If you’ve experienced tooth loss there are a number of options available to you, including implants and bridges. But at a certain point, it may become easier and healthier for you to opt for dentures to complete your mouth’s restoration.
Here are some of the reasons dentures can help you:
- Cosmetic: Dentures make your smile whole, with a clean, straight line of sparkling white teeth.
- Speaking: Missing teeth can make it hard to create certain sounds with your mouth so that it’s nearly impossible to talk the way you did before tooth loss.
- Eating: It’s challenging to chew without an entire mouth of teeth, and it’s painful to chew with decaying teeth that could be replaced by dentures
- Facial appearance: When you lose your teeth, your facial muscles can sag and droop, but dentures can help pull those muscles back into place
- Full-mouth health: Missing teeth force the rest of your teeth to work extra-hard and can lead to problems with bone loss and gum disease.
When most people think about dentures, it’s the traditional, removable kind they are imaging. These dentures are uniquely fitted to your gums and placed on top of the tissue. They are stable and adjustable, although over time they may need to be tweaked as your mouth changes.
If you have healthy bone structure, we may recommend implant-supported dentures. These permanent replacement teeth are attached to titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone and locked in place. With implant-supported dentures, you’ll be able to eat whatever you want and feel secure all the time! Learn more about All-on-4 and dental implants.
No matter what kind of dentures you get, regular oral maintenance is still crucial. You’ll need to brush your gums, tongue and the roof of your mouth to fend off bacterial infections and gum disease.