A smile looks incomplete with missing teeth. The void left by missing teeth can lead to several problems, including difficulty in eating, speaking and jawbone deterioration, besides the embarrassment and self-esteem issues. The latest advances in dental technology have made it possible to completely restore your smile, whether you have lost one or all your teeth. At Elite Dental LLC in Apple Valley, Minnesota, we provide affordable full and partial dentures that look natural and offer greater comfort for the patient.
Why Missing Teeth Are a Problem
When you have missing teeth, the gaps in your smile can be pretty embarrassing. Besides the adverse impact on your appearance, other problems can result from the loss of teeth. For instance:
- Problems with chewing certain types of foods
- Difficulty speaking properly
- Movement of neighboring teeth
- Breakdown of jawbone structure
- Change in facial appearance and outline
Types of Dentures
Different types of dentures cater to the varying needs of patients. Some elderly patients have bone deterioration to the extent that they can no longer support any prosthetic appliance. Other patients may need all or as little as one tooth to be replaced. In either case, we have the appropriate denture solutions.
Complete dentures are suitable for patients with all of their teeth missing in the upper or lower arch. These conventional dentures can be fabricated and placed in the mouth in about 8 to 12 weeks after removing the remaining teeth. Meanwhile, immediate dentures made in advance can be attached till your permanent set is ready.
Partial dentures are employed to replace only a few missing teeth. They consist of a gum-colored plastic base over which the artificial teeth are mounted. Partial dentures comprise metal clasps fixed on the adjoining teeth that hold the appliance in position.
The Process for Dentures
Before we start planning for your new dentures, our dentist, Dr. Mimi Hoang, will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your oral cavity. Next, we will discuss the various options and determine the right denture appliance appropriate for your condition. You need to be a part of the process every step of the way. You will have a say in the look of your dentures, customizing them so that they complement the shape of your face and skin tone.
Our dentures are carefully crafted using state-of-the-art technology and materials. We create dentures that look, feel and fit as closely as possible to your natural teeth. We will capture your mouth impressions and send them to a dental lab. When ready, we will check them for correct fit and bite before fixing them in position.
To learn more about our denture restorations, visit Elite Dental LLC office at 7300 147th St W #108, Apple Valley, MN 55124. You can also reach us at (952) 432-1716 and schedule an appointment.