1. Dentures are not the only replacement selection for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture is often a preferable 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 prevent bone recession that ordinarily occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants can provide patients the near-normal ability to talk and chew.
2. There are more than one kind 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 remaining teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or removable.
3. Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a well-suited candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The essential factor is whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can augment natural bone for some implant patients. Schedule an appointment with 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.
5. Even if you have no original teeth left, it’s vital that you have twice-yearly dental examination. Optimal oral health is an essential component of overall physical well-being. will examine your mouth for indications of diseases like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. It is also a good idea for your dentist to examine the condition of your appliance at your visit.
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