Living with missing teeth can be extremely debilitating. Not only does it affect the way that your smile looks and your confidence in sharing it, but it can make eating very difficult and even affect how you pronounce certain words. Fortunately, there are solutions available that can restore the functionality and appearance of your smile.
Dentures have long been considered the primary method of replacing entire arches of missing teeth. However, many patients are surprised to learn that there are many different types of dentures to choose from. Selecting the perfect variety is essential for patients to get the best possible outcome from their solution. So, how do you choose the right type of dentures? Here’s what you need to know to help you make your selection.
Full dentures are used to replace a complete and entire arch of teeth in either the upper or lower jaw. They comprise of all of the teeth needed and are secured to the gums using special denture adhesive.
As their name suggests, partial dentures are used when patients need most but not all of their teeth restored. They are affixed to existing teeth and are removable. They also help set other teeth in position so that they don’t move around.
While there are various brands of dentures to choose from, we believe that Fountain of Youth dentures delivers the most effective results, both in terms of restoring your teeth and the long-term appearance of your smile and facial structure.
We are delighted to be able to offer our patients the benefit of being fitted with Fountain of Youth dentures. These innovative dentures are named because in addition to providing a functional replacement of your teeth that looks and behaves completely naturally, they also help you to retain a more youthful appearance.
Deterioration of the jawbone is a common problem amongst patients who lose teeth. This is because the roots of our natural teeth help to stimulate the bone to stay healthy and strong through the natural movements that occur when we bite and chew. When teeth fall out and the root is no longer present, the natural and even pressure that the bone is used to via the roots is no longer there, and this can cause the jawbone to deteriorate. Over time, this can cause the shape of your face to change, losing definition and making us look older than we are. Some of the effects that this can cause include:
Regular dentures are not designed to restore teeth to their full height. As a result, your face appears shorter and this can make the effects of aging listed above appear more pronounced and your face to appear sunken.
Fountain of Youth dentures is specifically designed to counteract this problem as they are created to be the height of your original teeth and by providing even pressure across the gums and jawbone. This is made possible by the denture design that rests partially on the muscles, causing them to work and helping healthy bone to be retained.
If you would like more information about dentures, or if you’d like to schedule a consultation to see how the Fountain of Youth dentures can transform your appearance, please contact our offices.