There are different types of dentures
, but they share their common function. They replace teeth that have become loose or had to be extracted due to bone loss. When bone loss around the roots of the tooth/teeth is great enough to loosen them or let them fall out, it's time for dentures. Relax. No one enjoys losing their natural teeth, but you are still able to eat and talk regularly.
The entire mouth is examined and a determination is made as to which teeth will have to be removed, and which will remain. The loose teeth are then extracted. Dentures are fitted to go over or around whatever teeth remain in the mouth, depending on the type. There is an adjustment period after dentures are placed in the mouth, and it can take some getting used to. But once accustomed to the dentures, all the normal functionality and appearance return and one just carries on as usual. Often implants can used to further stabilize the dentures.
are like dentures, except healthy teeth can be left in the mouth and the artificial teeth can be built around them. The outcome is a beautiful smile.
If you are having trouble eating or embarrassed about your smile, let Timmons Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
in Ocean Springs, MS
help. Schedule a consultation with us today at 228-875-6055