When bone loss around the roots of your teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. There are different types of dentures, but they share their common function of replacing your natural teeth or missing teeth with prosthetic teeth. Dentures are often associated with older people, however people of any age may require them, for example, if you’ve had severe dental injuries, gum disease, or tooth decay.
When Do You Need Dentures?
Dentures are used when the number of teeth lost is too high to use a dental bridge or dental implant. If you still have some of your natural teeth, Dr. Barkhodari may suggest a partial denture for you. Unlike a bridge, partial dentures can be removed which may be preferred to some patients. More advanced dental issues may require extracting all your teeth and replacing them with a full denture to prevent future dental problems.
Dr. Barkhodari will examine and evaluate your entire mouth to determine what the most conservative but successful treatment option will be for you. Treatment techniques and technology have advanced dramatically so our Union Street dental team is able to provide you with a custom option that is comfortable and will provide you with normal functionality and appearance. You will hardly notice your dentures as they will look so natural!