You want to attend that birthday lunch for your friend, but you feel embarrassed about your teeth. Fear has kept you away from the dentist, and you’ve suffered some tooth loss because of it. You’re embarrassed about going back to the dentist with your teeth in this condition, however you’re also tired of avoiding everything in your life such as birthday celebrations for people you care about. The situation feels hopeless, and what’s worse is that you may be losing another tooth! Dr. Joe R. Joseph has solutions for you, in a judgment free environment. Your dentist in Hilliard wants you to know more about dentures and partials.
Solutions for Multiple Missing Teeth
When you lose a tooth, without a replacement it will eventually lead to more tooth loss. This is because you jawbone begins to deteriorate, and your remaining teeth begin to shift, which leads to a downward spiral. Patients who are missing most or even all of their teeth can benefit from a full set of dentures in Hilliard.
A denture is a removable appliance that is designed to replace all of your teeth with a prosthetic customized to your facial structure and tone. Today’s dentures look natural and fit better than before as they rely on suction, a snug fit, and sometimes a little dental adhesive to stay in place. It does take a little time to get used to talking and eating with your new appliance, however most patients appreciate how it immediately restores their smile.
Patients who still retain a large number of healthy teeth might choose a partial denture as a solution. This appliance is also removable, however it anchors to your healthy teeth with metal clasps that provide a secure fit. Prosthetic teeth are attached to the partial, and they fill in the open spaces much like a puzzle piece, while also complementing your smile.
Implanted Supported Dentures
Another option for denture wearers is to use dental implants to anchor them. Dental implants are strategically placed into your jawbone and Dr. Joseph designs your denture to “snap” into them, which holds them securely in place. Dental implants provide such a firm foundation that there’s no movement or slippage of your denture when you talk or eat. They also support the health of your jawbone by keeping it stimulated, which provides better longevity for your denture.
Contact Dr. Joseph to Learn More About Your Options
With so many solutions available, there’s no reason to let missing teeth hold you back from living the life you deserve any longer! Contact Dr. Joseph today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the possibilities for your smile.