According to the CDC, 25% of adults 60 years old and older no longer have any natural teeth. Dentures can help people that are missing teeth improve their appearance and speech as well as their ability to chew food.
Once most of the teeth in the mouth have been lost or the majority of teeth cannot be saved a complete denture may be recommended. Complete dentures are made to replace all of the teeth in one or both arches of the mouth. If teeth need to be removed a denture can be delivered on the same day as the extractions.
Removable Partial Dentures
When a few teeth are missing a partial denture is a great way to replace the teeth and improve both aesthetics and function. Partial dentures can be made of either metal or acrylic and use the remaining teeth as anchors. Advances in dental materials have recently introduced different types of removable partial dentures from which to choose. The doctors at Mountain View Dental will help you decide which type of partial denture best suites your needs.
Dentures can be a very effective way to replace some or all of a patient’s teeth. However, in some cases patients find dentures difficult to use and may even struggle to keep the denture securely in place. Implants can be used as anchors to which the denture is attached improving retention and making the denture easier to use.Request an Appointment Online