What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Tooth loss is a serious issue that can impact daily life, making it difficult to eat and increasing the risk of oral health problems. Dentures are a great option for replacing multiple missing teeth to restore dental function and improve oral health.
At Premier Dental & Implant Center, our dentists offer a variety of denture options, including partial dentures, implant-supported dentures, and full dentures, to meet the unique needs of each patient.
When faced with needing dentures, some patients may feel reluctant to undergo treatment but dentures offer many benefits. Let’s take a closer look at some dentures benefits our Orland Park, IL, patients have come to expect.
The Different Types of Dentures
There are three different types of dentures commonly used to treat tooth loss; they include partial dentures, full dentures, and implant-supported dentures.
Partial and full dentures are removable while implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants surgically placed within the jawbone. Each set of dentures consists of artificial teeth held together in acrylic made to look like the gums. Partial dentures replace several missing teeth while full dentures replace a full set of upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.
Regardless of the type of dentures used, patients can enjoy many benefits from restoring missing teeth. The following are just a few of the most notable benefits.
Restored Dental Function
Missing multiple teeth or a full arch can make eating difficult and sometimes painful. Replacing missing teeth with dentures restores dental function, making it easier and less painful to eat.
Improved Oral Health
Tooth loss can cause the jaw to disintegrate, a process known as atrophy, where teeth are missing. This can impact any remaining teeth around the area of tooth loss. Implant-supported dentures can help prevent atrophy.
Additionally, when multiple teeth are missing, it can put strain on the remaining teeth. Sometimes this leads to bite issues or uneven wear. Replacing missing teeth with dentures can help remove strain off of the remaining natural teeth and improve oral health.
Tooth loss can cause a change in the appearance of the face. When a full arch of teeth is missing, it can make the mouth and cheeks appear sunken. Likewise, if the jawbone begins to atrophy, it can change the shape of the jaw line. Wearing dentures can help prevent the mouth from looking sunken and improve overall appearance.
Of course, wearing dentures also improves the appearance of the smile, especially when used to restore missing front teeth.
Easy to Care For
Another benefit of dentures for our Orland Park patients is that they are very easy to care for. Removable dentures should be cleaned with a denture cleanser and soft-bristled toothbrush daily and should be stored in a denture soak while sleeping.
Denture wearers should also brush their gums and any remaining teeth to decrease the risk of gum disease and other oral health problems.
Are Dentures Right for You?
If you are missing multiple teeth and would like to find out if dentures are right for you, call our Orland Park office at (708) 873-9709 to schedule a consultation.