Dentures and Partials – Fairhope, AL
Eat and Smile with Confidence Again
If you are missing teeth, then it is completely natural for you to be most concerned about the way you look. After all, your smile has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. Just knowing that others can see a gap in your smile may make you self-conscious and uncomfortable.
Your dentist, however, thinks about more than your appearance—although that is certainly a concern. One missing tooth can affect your overall health and well being. You may not be able to get adequate nutrition if tooth loss prevents you from eating a variety of healthy foods. Plus, a missing tooth makes additional tooth loss more likely, as well as tooth decay and gum disease. So there are lots of reasons to replace missing teeth.
For centuries, dentists have relied on dentures to replace missing teeth. Fortunately, dentures today are nothing like those from years ago. Whether you need a partial or full denture in Fairhope, Dr. Knight will work with you to create a prosthesis that provides a strong and beautiful smile. Furthermore, your dentures will fit comfortably, so you might not even realize you’re wearing them!
Full Dentures in Fairhope
If you’re missing all of your teeth, then you are one of 35 million in the U.S., according to The American College of Prosthodontists. For many like you, full dentures are an aesthetically and economically viable option. Your Fairhope dentist will create dentures that feel comfortable, but fit securely along your gums. This way, you won’t have to worry about dentures that click or slip when you eat. The denture base is colored to look just like natural gum tissue. Similarly, false teeth attached to the base are designed to have the shape and shine of natural teeth.
What Is a Partial?
Are you missing just a few teeth? In that case, a partial denture could be the perfect solution to restore your complete smile. It is an attractive and affordable solution. Thanks to new technologies and manufacturing, partials today are made from flexible and comfortable plastics that are almost impossible to distinguish from your natural teeth.
Partial dentures are comprised of false teeth that are attached to a metal framework. Brackets secure the partial to healthy teeth near the gap in your smile. If missing teeth are not consecutive, then the partial will be designed to fit in between your remaining teeth. A partial must be removed for cleaning and so you can brush and floss your teeth, too.