Replacing missing teeth is very important. When you have teeth missing it can cause changes in facial shape, can cause other teeth to shift out of position, chewing problems, TMJ problems, difficulty with eating and difficulty with speaking. If you have missing teeth, you might want to consider seeing a professional dentist, like one of our experts at our Canton Dental Office to discuss bridges and dentures.
Bridges and dentures are very common teeth replacement options. Both bridges and dentures help to support one’s facial muscles, which improves the person’s facial appearance and smile and also helps to improve one’s ability to speak and chew. There are two types of dental bridges; fixed and removable. A fixed bridge is a common alternative to a dental implant. It bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. A fixed bridge can be made of one or a combination of the following materials: gold, alloys and porcelain and is bonded onto the surrounding teeth. Removable bridges are also known as full or partial dentures. Dentures are removable appliances that replace one or more missing teeth. There are different types of dentures that are used in different situations. Full (complete) dentures replace all of your teeth, while partial dentures are used to fill in spaces created by missing teeth. Dentures are made of acrylic resin and are sometimes made in combination with various metals. Full dentures are used for people who have lost either most or all of their teeth. They can be placed on the upper jaw, the lower jaw or both. Partial dentures are for patients who have most of their natural teeth remaining. They prevent other teeth from moving and changing position. You should see a professional dentist like one of our experts at our Canton dental office at Stoughton Dentistry/Reddy to determine which teeth replacement option would be best for you.
Contact our Canton dental office today to learn more about bridges and dentures. One of our friendly associates would be glad to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment for a consultation.