Dentures are a removable replacement for any missing teeth or surrounding tissues. There are two types of dentures available for denture wearers – complete or partial dentures. For complete dentures, they are mainly used when all teeth are missing and partial dentures are used when there are some remaining natural teeth that are healthy.
Conventional dentures are created after all of the patient’s teeth have been removed and your gum tissue has begun to heal. Dentures are removable and often rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth. While dental implants, on the other hand, are permanent, more natural looking replacements for teeth.
Both dental implants and conventional dentures can address the following dental health issues for patients:
- Self-esteem enhanced due to more natural-looking smile
- Easier chewing of food or mastication
- Improvement in speech due to easier pronunciation
- Aesthetic appeal by correcting the collapsed appearance that can result from tooth loss
Whether you choose dental implants or conventional dentures, there are a number of healthy reasons why it is important to restore or replace any broken teeth. No matter whether you choose traditional dentures or dental implants, improving your smile can both increase your confidence and restore your smile to its natural, healthy, aesthetically pleasing state.
If you have a broken tooth or are considering dentures or dental implants and looking for an experienced dentist near Fairfax, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS to schedule your initial consultation.