In the past, dentures were crafted as loose, unnatural, and “one-size-fits-all” tooth replacement solutions. Patients were likely to struggle with embarrassing slipping and sliding as they went about their day, as well as a reduced capacity for clear speech. Thankfully, these pitfalls are safely in the past here at Tarpon Shores Dental. Dr. Mesh utilizes the latest technology and materials to craft custom-made full and partial dentures for his patients in need, always taking the time to customize the design so that it’s an ideal fit. You will be able to eat your favorite foods, chat with friends, and even laugh with complete confidence! Please contact our Englewood, FL practice today to get started.
Like the name implies, full dentures are designed to replace a full set of teeth along the upper or lower arch. They are able to stay in place with the help of natural suction or some added denture adhesive. Alternatively, partial dentures (also simply called partials) replicate certain teeth along an arch while leaving natural ones safely in place. They use clasps and/or brackets to function properly. Both of these options are removable so that patients can practice oral hygiene and sleep without them. If you are looking for additional stability in your tooth replacement, consider an implant-supported denture.
Your teeth actually provide support for your overall face, keeping all the muscles in place. When you lose them for an extended period of time, these same muscles will gradually start to sag, resulting in an aged appearance for the patient. By wearing a custom-made full or partial denture, you can replenish this vital support and shave years off your current look.
The presence of a full or partial denture will also benefit your jawbone, especially if you choose an implant-supported variety. When natural teeth are lost, the bone tissue no longer has the stimulation it’s used to; this leads to gradual deterioration over time and a “hunched” facial appearance. The use of a denture provides helpful maintenance and slows down this process in order to help patients stay confident.
Are you ready to enjoy a stronger, more functional, and more attractive smile again? We can’t wait to introduce you to the valuable benefits of dentures here in Englewood.