If tooth loss makes you embarrassed to smile, you’re not alone. Adult tooth loss is common, though it doesn’t make it easier. The good news is you can regain your smile and your confidence with dentures from Dr. Shah.
Why Should I Replace Missing Teeth?
Besides the cosmetic impact to your smile, missing teeth can cause a host of problems if left untreated, including:
- Self-consciousness and anxiety
- Difficulty speaking
- Inability to eat certain chewy or hard foods
- Increased risk of gum disease
- Stiffening jaws
- Jawbone loss
- An aged appearance
Dentures for a Great Smile
Today’s denture materials are extremely lifelike and offer a comfortable teeth replacement option. Whether you require a single arch replacement, or both the top and bottom teeth, there is a denture that’s right for you. Dr. Shah can also design partial dentures to replace multiple teeth that are not in a row. Whatever your need, dentures will help you regain the ability to do the things you love, like eating apples and laughing with friends and family.
Dental implants can do more than replace a single tooth. Now, implant posts are used to anchor dentures for an even better fit. An oral surgeon will place about four posts for each arch. Once healed, your custom denture will simply snap on to the posts. Implant-supported dentures offer a comfortable and long-lasting option that many patients prefer to traditional dentures. Implant-supported dentures require good oral health and a certain amount of bone mass, so it’s important to talk to Dr. Shah as soon as possible about this modern option.