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For Dentures, Orlando Trusts Sand Lake Dental

Hands holding full denturePeople who are missing teeth suffer both physical and emotional consequences. The physical results of tooth loss include:

  • Shifting teeth
  • Additional tooth loss
  • Increased risk of other teeth succumbing to decay
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMD
  • Periodontal problems

Orlando is a great place to live, work, play and – for many people – retire. And as more and more baby boomers march toward retirement age, the number of people needing dentures in Orlando is likely to increase. As people age, their teeth are more likely to succumb to the many causes of tooth loss: severe decay, untreated and advanced gum disease, a traumatic injury, oral cancer, or abnormal wear and tear. Fortunately, Orlando retirees have a trustworthy dentist they can turn to for tooth replacement. Restorative dentist Dr. Maali and his staff are experienced and skilled at creating complete smiles with full and partial dentures.

Benefits of Dentures

In addition, even one missing tooth can make speech difficult; pronouncing certain letters and sounds is largely dependent on our teeth. And of course, chewing and biting with our teeth are the first steps in digestion. Therefore, a person missing teeth may not have a complete and nutritious diet. Last but certainly not least, tooth loss takes a toll on a person’s emotional and psychological well-being. Just knowing that people will see your missing teeth can stop some people from speaking, smiling and laughing. Therefore, the need to replace missing teeth is important to your oral, overall, and emotional health.

Full & Partial Dentures

Animation of implant supported dentureDentures have been around for a long, long time. Today, however, denture wearers are enjoying prosthetics that are more comfortable, more natural-looking, and more durable than ever before. This is attributable to dramatic advances in dental materials and the manufacture of prosthetics. A full denture consists of false teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Your dentures will be based on several impressions and measurements taken to make sure the fit is snug, yet comfortable. Full dentures are held in place by suction and the muscles of your tongue and cheeks. Denture adhesives can help, too. While full dentures do take some getting used to, be sure to notify Dr. Maali if yours have a sensitive spot.

Like full dentures, partial dentures are intended to give the wearer a full smile. The difference is that a partial replaces one or several teeth like a puzzle piece that slips smoothly between your other teeth. Clips or brackets hold your partial in place. For even greater security, both a denture and a partial denture can be attached to a dental implant.

You don’t have to contend with the difficulties and consequences of missing teeth. Instead, talk to Dr. Maali about full dentures or partial dentures. He’ll be happy to help you enjoy all the benefits of a complete smile.