Missing teeth can impact on self-esteem , speech and enjoyment of eating, cause pain, accelerated decay, gum disease and movement of other teeth. At Smiles At Doral we strive to ensure that all teeth are retained for life. Despite this overriding philosophy, teeth are lost for a variety of reasons
How are lost teeth replaced?
Modern techniques of implants, crown and bridge and partial denture reconstruction are used to replace missing teeth and restore arch stability. The result, which is also cosmetically pleasing, is the restoration of optimum oral function.
Dentures are removable replacements for your teeth that are designed to look and function like your own natural teeth and surrounding gum tissues. Modern day dentures can look very realistic and natural and feel comfortable.
Types of dentures
When all your teeth are missing then a complete denture is used to replace them. Where only a few teeth need replacing then a partial denture or overdenture is used. Partial dentures can prevent your existing healthy teeth from shifting following tooth loss.
In addition, we are also able to provide you with implant supported dentures. These fit snuggly onto dental implants but can be removed daily for cleaning.
Dentures are generally fabricated from acrylic resins. With advances in modern cosmetic dentistry there are a wide variety materials available for dentures and your dentist will discuss your options with you.