No one enjoys having a toothless smile or one that is full of holes. At Engineered Smiles, we can replace your missing teeth and restore your beautiful smile. However, a nice smile is only one small reason for getting replacement teeth.
Lack of teeth affects not only your self-esteem and self-confidence, due to your appearance, but it also affects your health. The more you have missing, the greater the impact on your health, both oral and general. Research has shown that people who are missing all their teeth are more likely to experience chronic kidney problems. When you are unable to chew your food properly, you may suffer from digestive issues. These problems may be corrected by restoring those missing teeth with partial or full dentures.
Dentures are an economical solution to a problem that can have devasting effects on your entire body. They fit over the gums comfortably and can make you look younger. Your cheek muscles cannot be properly supported when you do not have teeth. This sunken-in look can make you appear much older than your actual age. Restoring the teeth gives structure to the cheeks and lips, and provides you with a bright smile. You will be able to eat all your favorite healthy foods again.
When only a few teeth are missing, you have may have varied options. You may be able to have bridgework performed, or you could be a candidate for a dental implant. If these options are not available or the cost is prohibitive, you can have your teeth restored with a partial denture.
Similar to a full denture, the partial is removable. In a situation where your molars are missing but you still have your anterior teeth, placing a bridge would not be possible unless you also placed an implant at the back to hold the bridge in place. In this scenario, a partial denture could replace all the molars, restoring your chewing surfaces without the expense of an implant.
If you have been going without some or all your teeth for a while, it is time to contact Engineered Smiles today to schedule your appointment. We will help you get your smile back and restore your best oral health.