Tooth loss can occur during any phase of life, but we may feel self-conscious about our appearance as adults. Missing teeth may cause uneasiness as the ability to speak properly and chew food gets impaired. Additionally, it can affect our facial appearance creating a haggard and aged look. Fortunately, dentures provide an easy and affordable solution to attain the aesthetics of a smile. At Midtown Dental Clinic, we provide various denture solutions to help our patients regain their smiles.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are removable as well as fixed alternatives for missing teeth. Dentures are specifically tailor-made for each patient's needs, and our dentists can help determine the suitable dentures that will work best for you.
Types of Dentures
Full or complete dentures can be a suitable solution for patients missing all of their natural teeth from the upper and lower jawbone. They will restore the smile and function of the mouth efficiently and economically.
A complete denture is composed of a pink-colored plastic base that can be attached firmly to the gum tissues. The acrylic prosthetic teeth are mounted onto the plastic base giving the appearance of natural teeth. They are held firmly in the mouth by the suction force of the gums. The latest technology offers various options to improve the way dentures look and fit.
Alternatively, dental implants strategically placed in the jawbone can hold the dentures more securely in the mouth. This technique can take a significant amount of time to complete, but it provides a long-term and durable solution for missing teeth.
Smiling and chewing can become quite challenging when there are gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth. Partial dentures offer a cost-effective way out to replace missing teeth. They help fill in the space, improve chewing ability, and give back your confidence to smile. With partial dentures, the movement of the neighboring teeth will be curtailed along with the risk of losing your teeth in the future.
Most partial dentures are composed of a slim metal framework fabricated with small metal clasps that can be secured around the gum line of existing teeth. Your natural teeth support the framework to provide a reliable, secure restoration that is easy to use and remove.
If you are interested in learning more about our denture treatments, call Midtown Dental Clinic in Richland, WA, Suite 199352 at (509) 946-1678 and schedule an appointment.