Tooth loss is a common problem throughout the country. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million people are missing all of their teeth. If you have been affected by tooth loss, this doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with gaps in your smile. At Healthy Smiles Dental Care, our team offers an affordable solution to missing teeth. Partial, full, and implant dentures in Flint are all excellent options for restoring the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, give us a call!
Dentures in Flint are a great option for people who are missing several, multiple, or all of their teeth. No one wants to need to worry about the foods that can and can’t eat, speaking clearly, or feeling too embarrassed to show off their smile. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and where the gaps are located in your mouth, we will create a personalized plan to give you a smile that is optimally functional and comfortable. If you are dealing with existing oral health issues, these will need to be treated ahead on time to ensure that you can show off pearly whites that are perfectly healthy!
There are a few different options to choose from when it comes to dentures. During your consultation, your Flint dentist will determine which of the following best meets your needs:
Each and every tooth is valuable when it comes to your appearance and the health of your smile. If a dental bridge isn’t enough to restore your smile to the fullest, a partial denture can effectively restore teeth in different locations in the mouth. Partial dentures also keep neighboring teeth from shifting around and causing misalignment issues in the future. A partial is customized to fit perfectly in your mouth between your remaining teeth, so it will remain stable and look perfectly natural.
Full dentures are supported by the overall shape of your mouth in addition to the natural suction of the gums in order to replace an entire arch of teeth. If you’re missing a full arch of teeth, a full denture can bring back an entire set of pearly whites with a single restoration. At first, you may need a small amount of denture adhesive while you become accustomed to it. Whether your denture is replacing the top or bottom arch, it will be crafted to have a lifelike gum-colored base and enamel-colored set of replacement teeth.
If you’re looking for a more stable, long-lasting denture, this could be the one for you. After placing a series of dental implants throughout the jawbone and attaching a customized restoration, you can expect 70% of your natural chewing function to be restored. This type of denture is designed to last for decades, so you don’t need to worry about having alterations made to your dentures or having the replaced over the years. However, you will need to have a strong jawbone. During your consultation, we’ll determine if you’re a good candidate for this new type of denture.
Dentures provide patients wide a wide variety of benefits. Here are some of the things that dentures can do for you: