Depending on the number of teeth you are missing and in what order, you have a few options for replacement. Dental implants and partial bridges are good choices if you are only missing a few teeth but those that remain are healthy. However, if you are missing all of your teeth, you can make the financial commitment of high quality dental implants, or you may consider dentures to be the best option for you. Your Columbia, TN dentist, Dr. David Foster, will explain more about traditional dentures.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Missing teeth should be replaced in some way as soon as possible. If you wait too long, any remaining teeth may begin to drift towards the empty space where a tooth once was. If you are missing all of your teeth, eating and speaking can become very difficult. You’re also likely to feel fairly self-conscious with the way you appear. Any time your tooth is missing from the roots, you run the risk of jawbone density diminishment. However, dentures at least allow you to have the quality of life in speaking, eating, and talking, as if you were still sporting your natural smile.
What to Expect
Dentures are a natural looking replacement for teeth. Generally made from acrylic and porcelain, full dentures fit your mouth with natural suction. There may be a few really difficult-to-chew foods that are out of the question, but other than that, dentures will allow you to resume your life as if you never lost a single tooth. Denture cleaners and soaking solutions are readily available for easy cleaning. You may need to visit Dr. Foster for occasional for minor adjustments to your dentures. Other than that, you should be able to resume life as normal with your traditional dentures firmly in place.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN Dentist
Interested in returning your smile to full function and appearance with dentures? For more information about dentures and other restorative procedures, talk to your Columbia TN dentist today. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to improve smiles for the whole family. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.