When you have high-quality dentures installed in your mouth, you'll benefit by having a totally customized fit which is comfortable and functional, and your smile will be restored to its original brilliance. You'll also love the fact that you can once again speak clearly, and be understood by everyone listening. When you want nothing but the best dentures in Alabama, you should avail yourself of the services of Byron C. Scott, DMD in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Scott will help you to maximize your investment in good oral health and well-being.
If you've lost all the teeth on both the upper and lower arch of your mouth, you will need full dentures installed to replace them. Full dentures look aesthetically pleasing, and when they're custom fit for the contours of your mouth, they will fit snugly and provide excellent functionality for a number of years. When you have full dentures installed, you can expect to benefit in a number of ways, including the following:
helps prevent that 'sunken face' look
makes your speech easy to understand once again
restores your normal biting and chewing habits
helps to preserve jawbone, which might otherwise waste away
restores your dazzling smile
fills you with confidence so you're ready to face the world again every day.
There are a great many dental patients who have lost some of their teeth, but still have some healthy teeth remaining, and only need partial dentures to replace the missing ones. In the past, one option would have been to extract those remaining good teeth so that a full denture could be installed. However, modern dentistry is much more sophisticated, and it is possible to produce partial dentures which can be designed with precision.
These can be created to complement your existing teeth, so that you will be able to enjoy a full smile again. The biggest benefit of this approach is that you don't have to remove any healthy tooth structure that you still have, and instead you can simply complement it with some partial dentures to fill in what's missing.
One of the newer tooth replacement approaches in dentistry is that of implant-supported dentures. This strategy involves taking the best of both worlds to replace missing teeth in your mouth. The implants that are installed in your mouth, go right into the jawbone and provide a rock-solid foundation for your dentures to be installed above.
The dentures themselves snap into place, and will not move at all, so you'll never have any problem eating foods or trying to speak clearly. The implants will probably last your entire lifetime, and most likely will never need to be replaced. The dentures that snap into place on top of the implants will probably need replacement after several years, since they're exposed to all the chewing and biting processes.
However, this approach to replacing missing teeth is one of the most solid and successful methods used in modern dentistry. One of the biggest benefits of having implant-supported dentures installed is the tremendous self-confidence that you will get from knowing that your smile is as good as it can be, and that your appearance is better than ever. This can prepare you to face every day with a smile, and to put your best foot forward at all times.
“I was miserable with my lower dentures. Now I can eat anything. They are as solid and secure as my natural teeth were 25 years ago.”
“Having implants done is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Dr. Scott and his staff are wonderful, and are so good about helping me keep my implants healthy.”
“Go for it! They are worth far more than I ever dreamed. I’d do them again in a second.”