For patients with missing teeth, unrestorable teeth, or advanced gum disease, there comes a point when consideration of dentures becomes the only viable option. The good news is that today’s dentures are much different than those of yesteryear. Advanced technology in dentistry has made it possible for patients to choose from a variety of natural-looking options in tooth replacement from full dentures, partials or dental implants to replace missing teeth and achieve a healthy, more attractive smile.
If this is your first experience with dentures, or if you are not happy with your existing ones, we can help. Whether you are looking for a full smile design or a partial denture solution, we can provide a variety of options to give you a brand new smile.
Natural Look of Modern Dentures
In the past, the practice of many dentists when it came to false teeth was to make them look somewhat on the ugly side. The theory was that imperfect teeth would appear to look more natural and less like fake teeth. But Dr. Srinivasan does not agree with this philosophy. She believes with the multitude of today’s denture options a healthy, beautiful smile can be attainable for all patients.
One of the biggest contributing factors to how dentures will look is the quality of materials used to make them. There are many materials that can be used to make dentures, but those comprised of more economical materials tend to stain easily and may not look natural in appearance. At our dental practice, we use the highest quality materials to produce aesthetically pleasing and comfortable results.
When it comes to properly fitting the denture, Dr. Srinivasan accomplishes this by scheduling a series of appointments with the patient to ensure proper fit, bite, and look of the teeth prior to finalization. The result for her patients is a smile so real looking that it is hardly distinguishable from natural teeth.
The Right Choice for Your New Smile
With removable dentures there are some considerations to be made. Because they are resting on a movable surface, dentures tend to slip and adjust slightly when speaking or eating. It can require practice and muscle training on the part of the patient to hold them into place. Since the top plate covers the palette, they can also affect the taste of food, and in some cases alter speech. Removable of the bottom teeth will also result in bone loss and the possibility of facial collapse over time. If these factors are of concern to you, there are more options we can explore. You may be a candidate for mini implants, snap-on dentures, or overdentures.
If, however, your teeth have already been extracted, or if fully removable dentures are the only viable option, there is no need to worry. Dr. Srinivasan will work with you to make informed choices toward achieving an attractive and affordable smile without sacrificing quality.
If you are looking to explore the possibility of dentures or dental implants, you can make an appointment with Dr. Srinivasan to discuss which treatment plan will be best for you.