Since we perform tooth extractions at Mirelez Wellness Dental in Fresno, we get a lot of questions about tooth replacement options. We are big advocates of dental implants and implant-supported dentures.
For centuries, old-style dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. A denture is preferable to no teeth at all, but implant-supported dentures provide many advantages. Before you get dentures, consider the following.
4 Critical Things To Know About Dentures
1. Dentures are not the only replacement choice for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a better option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. This has vital implications. Dental implants can avoid bone recession that typically occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can provide patients the near-normal ability to chew and speak.
2. There are more than one variety of denture. Most people are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some natural teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or detachable.
3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a suitable candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Bone grafting can augment bone in some patients. Schedule an appointment with Dentist Art Mirelez to find out if you are a well-suited candidate.
4. Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice appropriate oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.
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