Too many people are unconcerned about missing teeth if they’re not worried about the aesthetic consequences. But missing teeth can allow adjacent teeth to shift. Missing teeth can cause bone loss in the jaw, increasing the appearance of aging. Also, spaces in your teeth increase the opportunity for decay and periodontal disease to set in. One dental solution for missing teeth is dentures.
Dentures are artificial teeth used to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. They can be fabricated from different materials like hardened porcelain and acrylic resin, and are made to look as natural as possible. Dentures can be created to fill the place of one missing tooth, several teeth or even all of a patient’s teeth, depending on the nature and reason for their tooth loss.
Aside from appearance, dentures will help a patient with chewing, normal speech, facial muscle support and avoidance of the shifting of surrounding teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, ask the friendly staff at East Mall Family Dental if dentures are right for you. Dentures may just be the procedure that brings out your smile.