Celina Dentist Asks: Do You Need Dentures?

If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth on one or both of your dental ridges, then the answer is yes, you do need dentures. Replacing lost teeth is a choice, but choosing not to is never preferable, especially if your tooth loss is significant. After all, you need your teeth, or effective replacements, to eat and consume the proper amount of nutrients for your body to function properly. A full set of teeth also helps support your facial features and keep your appearance young and healthy-looking. If you’re debating whether you should opt for dentures after losing numerous teeth, your Celina dentist, Dr. Newton, explains why the choice shouldn’t be a difficult one.

Enjoy a Fully-Functional Smile Again

Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth, often crafted from tooth-like dental porcelain, that rest on a gum-colored base and are secured to your dental ridge using a special strong adhesive. Full dentures replace all of your teeth on your upper and/or lower ridge, while partial dentures are custom-designed to fill the spaces between remaining healthy teeth. Completing your dental ridge can allow you to once again effectively chew and process your food for digestion, as well as enunciate clearly when you speak. The less-obvious benefits of replacing your teeth involve retaining your surrounding facial structure, which they perform more effectively when coupled with a series of dental implants.

Shaped to mimic a natural tooth root, a dental implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone. To support most dentures, you may require up to four implants, which can help restore function and stimulation within your jawbone to help prevent it’s deterioration after the loss of your teeth’s roots. Also, implants are more secure than dental adhesive and can prevent the slippage that many denture wearers complain of after a while.

Dentures and More with Your Celina Family Dentist

If you’ve lost most or all of your teeth and would like to learn more about dentures and dental implants, then schedule an appointment with Dr. Newton at our Celina dentist’s office by calling (214) 851-0130. Located in the 75009 area, we serve patients of all ages from Celina, Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding areas.