How dentures are used to replace missing teeth in the smile
Dentures are one of many ways to replace one or more missing natural teeth within the smile. They are typically the most economical option compared to dental implants and dental bridges. The team at Cambridge Family Dental in Cambridge, Wisconsin, encourages patients to be prudent about replacing teeth that have been lost or extracted as soon as possible to avoid further issues with the smile.
What varieties of dentures can be used to replace missing teeth?
At Cambridge Family Dental, Dr. Angela Bauer Williams offers several options for patients interested in restoring their smiles after tooth loss and extraction. These options include:
- Partial dentures. Partial dentures are an excellent dental solution for patients who have lost or extracted one or more teeth in the dental arch. These appliances are made with metal and acrylic and include false teeth called pontics that slide into place within the dental arch to replace the teeth and restore the smile’s appearance and function. They are easy to remove and care for
- Full dentures. Patients with complete tooth loss or extraction will need to replace the entire arch of teeth. This can be done with a full or “complete” denture. Full dentures are fabricated using high-quality acrylics and include false teeth and gums. They fit over the dental ridge and can be kept in place using the natural suction of the mouth or added denture adhesives
- Implant-supported dentures. Patients considering implant-supported dentures will enjoy their stability and function. Four to six dental implants are placed in the jawbone along the gumline and hold a full denture in place for optimum results
Which type of denture is right for me?
Dentures may be an excellent solution for patients seeking an economical way of restoring their smile following single tooth loss or extraction or complete tooth loss in the smile.
If you reside in or around Cambridge, WI, and want to speak with Dr. Angela Bauer Williams and her team about dentures, call (608) 423-6784 to request a visit at 710 Katie Court.
She proudly serves patients and families in Fort Atkinson, Lake Mills, Cottage Grove, Milford, Deerfield, Jefferson, and Egerton, Wisconsin.