It is essential for patients who have lost teeth to speak to a dentist in the Shrewsbury area about repairing their smiles. Restoration of the smile is necessary for it to function properly and to maintain the alignment of the dental arch. Patients who do not address missing teeth may be faced with problems such as drifting teeth, gaps between them, the loss of jawbone, and difficulties speaking and eating. Replacing the teeth is crucial and can be done in a variety of ways, but many patients choose one of several types of dentures to correct the smile.
Dr. Levenson of Levenson Smile offers several types of dentures that patients can take into consideration if they choose to avoid alternatives such as dental implants and bridges. Dentures may be either partial or full dentures. A patient may be a candidate for a partial denture if they are not missing all the teeth within the dental arch. One or more teeth can be replaced in this manner. A partial denture is made with metal framework that snaps into the dental arch and is held in place by the existing teeth. It can be easily removed and inserted. They are simple to care for and can be easily cleaned to maintain oral health. Patients who begin to experience changes in their smile can visit their dentist to have them readjusted as necessary, and replacements can be made.
At Levenson Smile, we encourage patients who need full dentures to learn about the advantages of our Fountain Of Youth Dentures. The Fountain Of Youth Dentures are a special type of denture that takes into consideration the neuromuscular properties of the smile. Traditional full dentures can be worn to replace an entire arch of teeth, but patients will soon develop a “sunken in” appearance around the mouth due to the loss of bone. Fountain Of Youth Dentures are fabricated in a manner that can maintain the volume to the smile and reduce the aging appearance often resulting from dentures. This makes them a highly desirable alternative to conventional full dentures available at other dental practices in the area.