What are dentures?
Have you lost several or all of your teeth? If so, it is likely that you have noticed a negative impact on your smile. The loss of teeth can cause problems with your ability to speak and eat as normal, and you may feel too self-conscious to smile because of your missing teeth. Tooth loss can also be detrimental to your overall oral health. In order to replace your missing teeth and restore your dental health, our caring dentist may recommend dentures. Dentures are one of the tooth replacements we provide to restore your smile and give you the confidence you need to smile with pride again. Dentures are made up of artificial teeth that are set into a base, which is pink colored to match the appearance of your gum tissue. The base sits on your gums and supports the replacement teeth.
What is the difference between complete and partial dentures?
There are two main types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are designed to replace all of the teeth in a full dental arch. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are used when some natural teeth still remain in your smile. Dr. Allen Smith will help you determine whether complete or partial dentures in Juneau, Alaska, would be better for restoring your smile to its full potential.
For more information on dentures, we invite you to contact us at Alaska Dental Arts soon.