Are you missing one or more teeth? Are your teeth damaged or decayed and in need of extraction? Have you ever considered tooth replacement options but not sure what they are all about? If so, then cosmetic dentures may be the tooth replacement option for you. Cosmetic dentures refer to tooth prosthesis that is used in place of natural teeth. This blog post will outline the reasons why cosmetic dentures are an excellent choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth.
Dentures are tooth replacement options that can be made of various materials, including acrylic resin, porcelain or plastic. There are two main choices for cosmetic dentures: traditional or implant-supported. Traditional cosmetic dentures are removable and sit on top of the gum tissue. Implant-supported dentures require a series of dental implants to be placed inside the jawbone and attached to it with wires, screws, or other devices. Implant supported tooth replacements have certain benefits over traditional cosmetic dentures – they don’t slip out like regular ones do; they provide more stability; they’re less likely to cause irritation around your gums; but there’s one drawback – you need a certain amount of bone mass in the jaw to be placed.
Because of this, implant-supported dentures may not be ideal for everyone. Instead your dentist may recommend traditional cosmetic dentures. Here are three reasons why you should consider cosmetic dentures:
They Look Amazing
In the world of tooth replacement options, dentures are one of the most popular options. You may have been told that it’s your only option, but there is a new dental technology on the horizon: cosmetic dentures.
Cosmetic dentures can be an excellent tooth replacement option for those who want to look and feel their best without compromising their oral health or budget. They’re fabricated by highly skilled technicians who specialize in tooth replacement options using high-quality materials that resist stains and wear. Unlike traditional dentures that are fabricated from acrylics (that stain easily, lack lifelike qualities, wear down quickly, and warp easily), cosmetic dentures are made to have a life-like appearance with natural translucency and color.
Preserves Bone Mass
Implant-supported dentures are tooth replacements that use mini implants to replace the roots of missing teeth, and therefore offer patients a more natural look and feel as compared to traditional dentures. The process begins with a dental surgeon placing an implant at the site where a tooth is missing. Since mini implants are smaller than traditional dental implants, they can usually be used for people with low bone mass, however a bone graft may also be necessary in order to stimulate new bone growth on top of the implant.
Once implanted, it takes time for the implant to fuse properly with your jawbone – this usually happens within six months or so depending on how well you follow your doctor’s advice and how fast your body heals. After the implants have fused with the jawbone, they provide stimulation necessary for preserving jawbone mass. This is important because it will prevent you from losing any remaining teeth, as well as it will preserve the shape of your face.
Maintains Proper Function
If you’re looking for tooth replacement and think cosmetic dentures are your best option, there are a few things to consider. There are two types of cosmetic dentures: traditional and implant-supported. Traditional cosmetic dentures will take some getting used to as it can be challenging learning how to use your cheek and tongue muscles to hold the denture in place since the fake teeth aren’t as stable as natural teeth. Once you have adjusted, however, eating and speaking should get much easier with time. This is especially true if you have the energy and willingness to practice coordinating your cheek and tongue muscles, rather than just avoiding eating or speaking because it’s too difficult.
Implant supported dentures should also restore speaking and eating functions, but they make it easier to eat just about anything. Additionally, cosmetic dentures that are supported by implants won’t slip out of place when you speak or if you happen to yawn unexpectedly.
Cosmetic dentures are the latest innovation in tooth replacement. They look amazing, maintain your ability to chew and speak properly, and preserve bone mass. If you’re experiencing tooth loss but don’t want visible metal or plastic dental appliances on display for all to see, make an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists today!