Like all scientific disciplines, dentistry has come a long way over the years, and The Dental Design Center in White Plains has kept up with the changes. There are more options than ever for people who have lost their teeth, and we’ll examine them in this article.
- Dentures are not the only replacement option for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture are often a superior option for patients. They look and function like natural teeth, and since they are physically attached to the jawbone, can prevent bone recession.
- There is more than one type of denture. Most people are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some original teeth. Partial dentures can be anchored in the mouth or detachable.
- Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. The critical factor is whether or not you have enough bone to support an implant. Bone grafting can augment natural bone in some cases. Schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentist Ira Handschuh to find out if you are a good candidate.
- Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice appropriate oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.
- Even if you have no natural teeth left, it’s vital that you have semiannual dental examination. Good oral health is linked to overall physical well-being.
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