Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and are basically designed to look and function like your own natural teeth. Modern-day dentures can look very realistic, natural and feel quite comfortable.
At Garvey’s Tower Dental, we recommend that missing teeth should be replaced as soon as possible. The loss of teeth can have negative effects on your self-confidence, your ability to chew food and your bite. Your teeth provide structure and support to your cheeks and so tooth loss can result in the sagging of your cheeks and make you appear older than you are.
When all your teeth are missing, a full denture is used to replace them, whereas if only a few teeth need to be replaced we can use a partial denture. It is important to visit us regularly to ensure that your dentures are in good shape and they still fit correctly around your gums, as the level of your gums and underlying bone changes overtime. Loose fitting dentures can cause irritation and inflammation of your gums.
Alternative methods used to replace missing teeth include dental implants and fixed bridges.