As you age, your teeth can suffer damage or decay. Missing or damaged teeth may be embarrassing, but they can also cause other health problems if left untreated. Today’s dentures are an excellent option for patients suffering from tooth loss. At Sacred Dental & Associates, PC, Agatha Nwizu, DDS, offers the latest in denture treatment, with options including full dentures to dental implants help repair your smile and keep your mouth healthy. Contact the Stockbridge, Georgia, office to schedule your first appointment today.
Dentures are artificial teeth that replace the natural teeth you may have lost due to injury or decay. When you’re missing teeth, your facial skin and muscles can sag, making you appear older. Dentures help you chew and talk clearly, as well as fill out your smile. Dentures are often supported by your jawbone, gums, and surrounding teeth.
Traditional dentures and bridges are typically removable, while implant dentures are a more permanent solution for missing teeth. Bridges can replace up to a few missing teeth in a row, while dental implants and crowns can be used to replace just one tooth.
There are many different types of dentures that fix a variety of oral problems. Full dentures replace all the teeth in your mouth, while partial dentures replace just a few teeth. If you have a number of healthy teeth still in your mouth, partial dentures can replace the ones you’ve lost and help keep your natural teeth healthy.
Implant dentures are a type of denture that’s growing in popularity. Dental implants use titanium rods that are surgically inserted into your jawbone. Your bone heals around the rod, securing it permanently in your mouth. Implant dentures are attached to the rod, giving you artificial teeth that don’t shift when you use your mouth.
In general, you may be a good candidate for dentures if you’ve suffered significant tooth loss but you have healthy gums and a strong jawbone.
For people who are missing one or two teeth, a dental bridge is often a good option. For some, implant dentures provide secure replacement teeth. The type of dentures and crowns that are right for you depend on the teeth you’re missing.
When you come to Sacred Dental & Associates, PC, for dentures, Dr. Nwizu performs a full oral exam and educates you about your options to help you find the best type of dentures for your lifestyle.
Dr. Nwizu is an expert in the prosthodontics field, offering the latest in denture technology to patients. To learn what type of denture is best for you, schedule your first appointment with the team at Sacred Dental & Associates, PC, today.