Tooth loss can affect anyone at any time whether they are in their 30s or 80s. While losing teeth can be prevented in many cases, everything from high sugar diets to poor oral hygiene practices effectively guarantees that gum disease will strike a large number of Americans every year, many well before retirement age. But even for the conscientious who brush and floss daily and get yearly professional dental cleanings, unforeseen events like a car accident or sports injury can also result in a few missing teeth.
The good news is that tooth replacement options have never been better. Dentures now offer a variety of modern and cosmetically attractive options for patients of all ages and stages of tooth loss.
Modern Denture Designs
Gone are the days of artificial looking, ill-fitting dentures. There are now several sophisticated and natural looking options for people missing all, most, or just a few teeth. And while some people might associate dentures with older age, they are actually a practical and
versatile option for restoring a damaged smile, no matter how old a patient is, or the cause of the tooth loss.
Additionally, dentures can also help to revive the appearance of the entire face, by filling out the sags and contours that develop along the jaw line when missing teeth are not replaced. In this regard, they can actually make a person appear younger, by mitigating one of the many side effects of tooth loss - sunken cheeks and skin laxity around the mouth.
Types of Dentures
- Immediate dentures
- Conventional dentures
- Implant-supported overdentures
- Transitional partial dentures
- Removable partial dentures
Dentures have come a long way in the 21st century. To learn more about your tooth replacement options at Thomas Q. Buza, DDS and what type of dentures are best for you, contact your Tucson, AZ dentist today at (520) 745-6891