Missing teeth can make everyday tasks like chewing and speaking more difficult, but they can also make it hard to smile without feeling self-conscious or even humiliated. If you’re missing multiple teeth and are looking for a solution, full or partial dentures may be the answer you’ve been waiting for.
Dentures are a prosthetic dental solution designed to imitate the look and feel of real gums and teeth. They’re made with a gum-colored acrylic base that supports a set of resin or porcelain teeth, and they can be made to replace some or all of your missing teeth.
Partial dentures are a potential solution for the replacement of a small section of missing teeth. They can be made to clasp onto existing teeth, allowing them to be removable, or they can be permanently fixed in the mouth using crowns or bridges. Removable partial dentures are less invasive but less natural-looking and less stable, while permanent fixtures are stronger and more lifelike but require more dental work.
When an entire top or bottom row of teeth are missing or badly decayed, the team at Greg Campbell, DDS, may recommend complete dentures as a potential solution. Complete dentures are custom designed so that they fit into your mouth through suction, but they can also be made to stay in place with the use of an oral adhesive.
If you’re missing teeth and you want to regain your smile, contact the team at Greg Campbell, DDS, and schedule a consultation to see if dentures are the right solution for you.