Dentures are removable false teeth and are the most traditional form of smile restoration. People have been using dentures to replace missing teeth for literally hundreds of years. And over those hundred years, people have had common misconceptions about dentures. Many people think that dentures are ugly, bulky, and inconvenient. But modern dentures are nothing of the sort. It’s true that some people end up with poorly fitting dentures, but that’s less common than in days of yore. If you take the time to learn about dentures and find a dentist who is willing to work with you to meet your goals for tooth replacement, your new teeth can be comfortable and so natural looking that most people will never know you’re wearing them.
Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center of Las Vegas has dedicated his practice to restoring smiles. He conducts thorough consultations that include an exam, but also include time for you to talk with Dr. K and his staff about your options for dentures. He will go over everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision so that you are happy with the outcome of your treatment. His commitment to patient care and satisfaction have made ABC Dental Implant Center one of the most popular smile restoration practices in the Las Vegas area.
Different Types Of Dentures
There are several different types of dentures that Dr. Khorshid can recommend based on your medical history, current oral health, and your personal goals.
[li]Traditional Dentures – These are what you probably think of when you hear the word “dentures.” They are full sets of upper and/or lower teeth that adhere to the gums and which you remove for cleaning and soaking. [/li]
[li]Partial Dentures – If you have enough healthy teeth that further extractions aren’t necessary, Dr. Khorshid may recommend going with partial dentures. These replace just a few missing teeth, can be fixed or removable, and use your natural teeth for support. [/li]
[li]All-On-Four – These “snap on” dentures are permanently anchored into place with dental implants. [/li]
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Dentures Are A Better Option Than Gaps In Your Smile
Just one missing tooth can affect the health of your entire mouth, and unfortunately, one lost tooth always leads to more. This is true even if you’ve lost teeth to injury rather than decay. When a tooth root is displaced from the jaw, the bone and gums surrounding that gap shrink up. This causes your teeth to drift around in the mouth. This sifting changes the way you talk and alters the way you are able to bite and chew. Your teeth are more vulnerable to breakage and decay. Partial dentures can help you keep your natural teeth for longer, and dentures supported by dental implants can help you maintain the mass and health of your jaw.
Dentures Help You Look Younger
Saying that dentures help you look younger may seem odd, but it’s true. Picture in your mind a person you’ve seen who has lost all of his or her teeth. These folks always have a bit of a shriveled appearance around the mouth. That’s because without teeth, the muscles and skin of the lips and face begin to sag. This can make someone in his 60’s look as though he’s in his 80’s.
Dentures help to support that skin and muscle and prevent that sunken-in look. You won’t age before your time, and most people won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing dentures unless you tell them.
You Still Have To Visit The Dentist
You will still have to visit the dentist after you get your dentures. Initially, Dr. Khorshid will want to see you for follow ups to make sure the fit and function of your new teeth are holding up. But you’ll still need to come in every six months for a checkup. Traditional dentures will need to be adjusted every now and then to ensure a perfect fit. And dentures that are held in place with dental implants will need to be examined to be sure they are holding up, as well.
Because you’re going to have a lifetime relationship with your dentist even if you opt for dentures, it’s important to choose a dentist who makes patient care a top priority. Nobody wants to visit a dentist they aren’t comfortable with. Dr. Kevin Khorshid of ABC Dental Implant Center has become one of the most popular dentists in Las Vegas because of his commitment to patient care and comfort. He wants you to be happy and comfortable with your teeth, and never treats patients like a number.
If you’re considering dentures, or if you have dentures that don’t fit as well as you’d like, give ABC Dental Implant Center a call. You can schedule a consultation to learn more about Snap On Dentures Las Vegas and how they can help you restore your smile.