The Life-Changing Benefits of Dentures
For patients missing all of their upper or lower teeth, a denture can do much more than just enable chewing and smiling again.
Today’s patient illustrates the transformative affect a denture can have on a person’s face. This gentleman’s missing upper teeth gave his lip and jaw a sunken appearance that is commonly associated with advanced age.
Not only did his denture restore the shape of his jaw for a youthful look, but he was thrilled that we could match his original teeth by adding a custom gold crown!
Dentures are not just for looks, however. People without teeth often struggle to eat, so the added chewing ability provides a critical improvement to nutrition, boosting health and quality of life by allowing patients to enjoy a wider variety of foods.
Missing teeth can also make it difficult to speak properly, since they are vital for pronunciation of many sounds and words. Therefore, dentures can provide yet another benefit by restoring speaking ability and self-confidence.
Modern implant technology also offers improved designs and options for dentures. Since no two patients are the same, a thorough exam and discussion with your dentist is vital in choosing the right denture for you.
As always, my team and I are happy to sit down with you to explain every option and address any questions and concerns you may have!