Let's be honest. If asked, most people would be hard-pressed to say that they WANT dentures. In fact, they are usually considered a last resort, because for starters it means that you've lost some or all of your teeth (and no one wants that!).
But whether due to trauma from an accident, or as a result of gum disease, some degree of tooth loss is an unfortunate reality for many Americans, and not just in old age. People in their 30s and 40s are also at risk of the effects of periodontal disease, one of which is tooth loss.
But there is good news. As with every area of cosmetic and general dentistry, dentures have significantly evolved and improved in both style and function over the years. Modern versions offer many attractive, durable, and discreet options for replacing missing teeth, all of which look natural enough to pass for the real thing.
Tooth Replacement in Fenton
Removable dentures are customized to meet the patient's immediate need. At Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO, patients can receive a set of immediate dentures to wear on the same day of an extraction, while they wait for a more permanent (conventional) set, typically available after the gums and bone tissue have fully healed.
Dentures are also an option for people who have lost some teeth but still have some remaining natural teeth as well. Known as partial dentures, they can be held in place by crowns, or fastened to the surrounding teeth. A set of dentures can also fit over the remaining natural teeth (overdentures), making them a good option for people in need of replacing a few teeth while preserving their remaining healthy ones as well.
Contact a Cosmetic Dentist in Fenton
Losing teeth can be a traumatic experience, and impacts everything from quality of life and self-esteem to oral health. To learn more about the tooth replacement option that is best for you, contact Kemlage Family Dentistry at (636) 225-1777 to schedule an appointment today.