Dentures as an Option How awful to be toothless. People may be edentulous (toothless) due to accidents or disease or treatment of certain diseases. There are several remedies to this embarrassing and awkward situation. Dentures are one option to solve this dilemma. Dentures are artificial teeth all in one piece that have the appearance of gums, too, and replace the missing teeth. However, they are not anchored in your mouth so they are removable and are considered a last resort for replacing missing teeth.
However, having dentures is preferable to having no teeth, since wearing them makes it possible to smile again, be able to pronounce words more clearly, and of course, to chew food. Dentures can be complete, or there can still be some natural teeth remaining and the denture fills in where the missing teeth should be, called a partial denture. Another option in such a situation is a bridge. The differences are the bridge requires preparation of surrounding teeth, and after it is placed does not come out of the mouth unless the dentist removes it. The partial denture is removable, and does not require preparation of the surrounding teeth.
The best option is to see Dr. DuCoin before all of your teeth are missing, so that the denture can be attached firmly to your mouth using the remaining teeth. Another option is to anchor the denture to strategically placed dental implants, which look, feel, and function like natural, strong teeth. Dr. DuCoin can diagnose which option is best for you, and give you a range of solutions for your particular situation so you can regain your self-confidence and your beautiful smile once again.