Get The Right Dentures For Your Lifestyle
Whether you’re missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of your natural teeth, it’s important to seek restoration as soon as possible. Not only do missing teeth make it more difficult to speak and eat, they affect your long-term oral health as well. That is because your remaining teeth shift into the position left open by the missing teeth. This can have a permanent impact on your bite and alignment.
A customized set of dentures that fits comfortably in your mouth improves both your quality of life and your oral health. Dr. R. Elwood Sneed of West Mobile Dental Care takes the time to ensure that you receive the most appropriate dentures for your situation. Your self-confidence will soar once treatment is done because you will once again have an attractive smile. You will also be better able to enjoy your favorite foods and speak in a perfectly clear manner.
Dr. Sneed is always available for denture repairs and adjustments, so you never have to worry about not having your teeth in place. Any member of our staff is happy to answer questions about your dentures before or after your initial treatment.
Know Your Denture Options
Partial dentures or bridges are the best treatment option for patients who are missing several teeth on the same arch. Dr. Sneed and his staff will prepare and install a full set of dentures if you no longer have any of your natural teeth. Our customized full dentures also feature “Centric-Line Occlusion” whch can drastically improve the comfort and function of the dentures. We always do wax try-ins to assure that you will love the appearance of your new teeth. A third option is over-dentures. These fit over your remaining teeth that are weak from decay or otherwise unsightly.
Adjusting to Your New Dentures
It will take at least a few weeks for you to become accustomed to wearing dentures. During the adjustment period, be sure to avoid direct bites into hard foods. This can cause a fracture in the dentures and require you to come in right away for repairs. You should also stick to a diet of mainly soft foods as you learn to chew with your new dentures.
Dental implants are an attractive alternative to dentures for patients who still have many of their own natural teeth. Dr. Sneed implants artificial tooth roots in your jaw bone to support your new teeth. After allowing adequate time for your gums and jaw to heal, he attaches the replacement teeth to their new roots. Dental implants remain in your mouth permanently. Please contact West Mobile Dental Care at your earliest convenience to learn more about dentures, dental implants, and other restorative dentistry procedures.
Please call our office for a FREE consultation to discuss you treatment options with Dr. Sneed