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Considering Dentures to Complete Your Smile? Here’s What You Need to Know

October 19, 2018
Posted By: Dental Care at Moon Valley
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Do you have one or more missing teeth? If you’re looking for a tooth replacement that will fill in the spaces and leave you with a natural-looking smile and restored function, dentures in Moon Valley are an excellent choice!

You already know that dentures fill the gaps in your smile, but here are a few more facts you should know.

How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are dental prosthetics that are typically used to replace two or more teeth. 

If you have a few missing teeth, partial dentures fit in and around existing teeth like a jigsaw puzzle. They are secured in place with clasps that attach to your remaining teeth.

If you are missing all teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both, you are a candidate for full dentures. They are customized to sit comfortably on your gums and rely on suction to stay in place.

Do Dentures Look Natural?

Forget the images of your parent’s or grandparent’s dentures that looked too perfect to be real. Thanks to advances in dentistry like improved materials, techniques, and technology, dentures today can be customized to look as much like natural teeth as possible.

Are Dentures Comfortable?

Comfort is another area where dentures have improved dramatically over the past decades. Today’s dentures are lighter and are designed to conform closely to the contours of your jaw and gums.

However, lower dentures tend not to be as stable as uppers, and your dentist will be happy to talk to you about adding dental implants to hold them securely in place.

Are Dentures Right for You?

At Dental Care at Moon Valley, we want you to enjoy the comfort and confidence that goes with a fully functioning smile. Please call our office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Chad Hines so he can explain all our tooth replacement options and help you decide if dentures are the right choice for you.

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