Dentures have been around for a long, long time. No doubt you’ve heard the story about President George Washington’s wooden teeth—that were actually made of ivory and human, cow and horse teeth. Needless to say, they didn’t look quite natural and they were none too comfortable for the Father of Our Country to wear. Fortunately, dentures have come a long way thanks to advances in materials and manufacturing. This does not mean, however, that designing dentures is simple. To the contrary, attractive and comfortable dentures require design precision. Therefore, if you want dentures in Clinton Township, there’s no one better than Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel.
Why Get Dentures?
The obvious answer to that question is dentures improve your appearance. And while that is certainly an important consideration, there are a number of other reasons why replacing missing teeth with dentures is worthwhile.
Think about your diet. So much of what you eat in a day depends on your ability to chew food to the point that you can digest your meal. Obviously, tooth loss can dramatically impact your chewing ability and consequently your nutrition. Therefore, dentures can be the difference between varying degrees of malnutrition and good health.
Secondly, dentures fill out your cheeks, lips and jaw line. Extensive tooth loss can lead to shrunken facial features that make a person look haggard and older than their chronological age.
What Kinds of Dentures are Available?
Dr. Mindy will be able to recommend dentures that are best for your smile, your lifestyle and your budget. If you are missing one tooth here and one tooth there, then the best solution may be a partial denture. This prosthesis is made of lifelike replacement teeth that are mounted on a gum-colored base. A partial slips in between remaining teeth to fill out your smile. Hidden clasps or brackets that attach to nearby teeth hold the partial in place.
A full denture is the solution if you are missing all or most of the teeth along one arch. Dr. Mindy will gently extract any remaining teeth and then create a denture that fits snuggly but comfortably over your gums. Your dentures will be carefully formed so there’s no gum irritation and the supporting bone tissue underneath your gums remains strong and healthy.
Some patients opt to have implant-retained dentures, which are secured to dental implants that are surgically embedded in your jawbone. With these, you’ll have a new smile that is as secure as it is beautiful.
Contact Our Office Today
Don’t contend with the troubles of missing teeth. Dr. Mindy is able to design and deliver dentures to restore your ability to chew, speak and smile. Call us today to schedule a consultation.