Dentures To Rebuild Your Smile
posted: Oct. 20, 2021.
Are dentures the ideal way to restore your smile?
When we lose teeth, we can become upset about our appearance. We also deal with the immense challenges that come with tooth loss, such as struggling to properly chew or issues with speech. Do you feel self-conscious about your smile? Do you want to get a full smile back without resorting to expensive procedures and treatments? If so, your dentists, Dr. Jeffery Johnson and Dr. Jodi Johnson, offer dentures and high-quality restorative dentistry in St. Ann, MO, also serving St. Louis, MO, to rebuild your smile.
What are dentures and how do they work?
Dentures are a set of false teeth that are attached to a gum-like acrylic base. Dentures can stay in place with clasps, which are attached to healthy neighboring teeth for support, or through suction with natural gum tissue. Here are the different kinds of dentures that you can get from your dentists:
- Complete dentures
- Partial dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
Of course, as with any cosmetic or restorative dentistry, our St. Ann, MO, dental team also serving St. Louis, MO, will first need to examine your mouth and also discuss your treatment goals to make sure that dentures can offer what you are looking for. Here are some factors that can determine whether or not you are right for dentures:
The severity of your tooth loss: If you are missing several or all of your teeth, dentures can help you fill those gaps. Dentures aren’t right for patients who are only missing a single tooth.
Your treatment goals: It’s important to understand that while dentures can be an incredible solution for filling gaps in your smile and getting a full set of teeth back, it will also take time to adjust to wearing your dentures. It can take several weeks of continued wear to become comfortable speaking and chewing with your dentures.
You want a simple treatment: While most people will agree that they don’t want to undergo dental surgery or other invasive procedures to treat their tooth loss they also choose dentures because it’s the best treatment option for them. If you do not want to undergo surgery and you want a fast, easy way to get your smile back then nothing is easier than dentures.
You want an inexpensive option: Finances dictate what treatments a patient can and cannot afford. Even if you are on a tight budget, dentures allow all of our patients to be able to get the oral prosthetic they need without worrying about the expense.
It’s never too late to get a full smile, and our restorative dentistry team in St. Ann, MO, also serving St. Louis, MO, can help make that possible. To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for dentures, call Dr. Jeffery Johnson and Dr. Jodi Johnson today at (314) 427-7400 to schedule a consultation.