May 11, 2017
While it’s not guaranteed, many seniors begin to lose some teeth after a while. A dental bridge or dental implant is great for replacing one lost tooth, but they’re not practical for replacing many. Yet if you do nothing, you’ll continue to have trouble looking, talking, and chewing like you used to.
That’s why you need to call our Norton Shores, MI dental office today at 231-366-4182 and schedule an appointment for modern dentures. Because our dentists are well trained, they can offer different options so you can get the dentures that work best for you. And no matter your choice, you finally have a full mouth once again.
Dentures Work Great At Replacing Lost Teeth
Why do so many seniors lose their teeth as they get older? There are a few reasons:
- Gum disease: As you get older, your immune system can weaken. That means you’re more likely to have problems with gum disease. This condition can eventually make your teeth fall out.
- Infected teeth: The bacteria in your mouth can sometimes slip inside your tooth, causing an infection. If not treated soon enough, it can make your tooth so brittle that it needs to be removed.
- Injuries or accidents: Cracking or chipping a tooth can be so severe that you end up losing the tooth. This is often done by a dental extraction, but it can also get knocked out. And the older you are, the more chances you’ve had to get hurt like that.
- Very bad cavities: Since your enamel has no nerves in it, you can’t normally feel a cavity growing. If you skipped too many dental exams, you might have a cavity so big that the tooth has to come out.
That’s why dentures are still around — and why you need to call Community Shores Dental. Modern dentures work great when you need to replace a bunch of teeth, even all the teeth on the bottom or top of your mouth.
Different Options For Your Dentures
At our Norton Shores, MI dental office, our team can help you with four different denture options: temporary, partial, full, and implant-secured. All of these include a set of replacement teeth that look and feel natural. They’re also very durable, allowing you to eat like you used to.
Making your dentures takes some time. That’s because they’re made specifically to fit your mouth; this needs to be done carefully to ensure a proper fit. However, that’s not very reassuring when you’ve got all those dark spaces in your mouth.
That’s where you can get temporary dentures. Admittedly, these will not look as perfect as your regular dentures. But they still look like natural teeth. Even better, they will let you talk, chew, and look normal until your regular dentures are complete.
You don’t have to be missing a full arch of teeth to get dentures. Partial dentures feature the same beautiful but durable replacement teeth you’ll get, but just less of them. They can be used to replace several teeth in a row. Partial dentures are perfect for when you still have a lot of your natural teeth and just need a few replacements.
There are times when it makes more sense to replace a full arch (all the teeth on the bottom or top of your mouth). For example, you might have 2-3 natural teeth still there. Partial dentures won’t work because there aren’t enough healthy teeth left, but you need to do something. That’s when our dentists can carefully and gently remove the remaining teeth, then replace all of them with full dentures.
Full dentures are amazing, but they have one drawback — sometimes, they can slide around in your mouth. There are times when they can even fall out unexpectedly. Implant-secured dentures solve that problem by connecting your full dentures to implants surgically placed in your jawbone. Not only does this ensure your dentures are staying where they belong, it helps keep your jawbone from deteriorating.
Call us TODAY at 231-366-4182 or use our convenient online form to schedule your appointment for dentures. Regardless of which option you choose, our dentists have the advanced training to help you get a full smile once more.