When it comes to dental problems that have a significant impact upon many areas of a patient's life, not much beats the issue of adult tooth loss. Losing teeth can be a traumatic experience both physically and emotionally. It is not unusual for tooth loss to affect things like a patient's self-confidence as well as the health and structural integrity of their mouth. Lost teeth can even affect the ability to chew and eat correctly, which can have big implications for the patient's overall health. At Mid Valley Family Dental, Dr. Horn offers patients a wide variety of denture options and restorative services that are designed to meet the needs of our patients. Whatever your particular circumstances or unique needs might be, we are confident that we can help create the smile you want to see.
One way to create a brilliant smile that is as healthy as it is attractive is through the use of dentures. There are a few different types of dentures out there. Let's look at traditional dentures and how they can help.
What are Traditional Dentures?
At Mid Valley Family Dental, we offer our patients the very best in denture treatment. Traditional dentures are dentures that sit on top of your gums rather than attached to metal implants that are inserted inside of your gums. They are removable and tend to be secured by suction (upper denture) and gravity (lower denture).
What are Some Benefits to Traditional Dentures?
There are some benefits that come with traditional dentures. First of all, they are easy to create and to use. They do not require invasive surgery, in other words, and can be inserted or removed at any time. Additionally, today's dentures can look quite lifelike! That means that we can help create the dentures that help your smile look just as natural as it did before your tooth loss. Traditional dentures are great for individuals who would prefer to avoid more intense forms of dental procedures and are looking for a simple solution rather than a comprehensive one.
Are There Any Drawbacks to Traditional Dentures?
Because they rest on top of your gums and are not secured by independent means, traditional dentures do not always stay in place. They can become dislodged if the suction breaks, for example, or if you move your tongue and cheeks excessively. Some patients find that they feel a bit "unnatural,"" and it might take a while before you feel fully accustomed to wearing them. With that said, it is important to note that we are happy to work with you to find the best fit possible that will enable you to comfortably and confidently wear your traditional dentures.
Whether you are interested in full traditional dentures or partial dentures, Mid Valley Family Dental can help. Dr. Horn would be happy to create dentures that work for you and meet your needs and expectations! Contact us today at (503) 981-5111 and schedule an exam so that we can determine which options will work best for your unique needs.