Dentures are a type of removable restoration that is used to replace some or all of your teeth. Our Santa Clara dentists may recommend full or partial dentures after you have lost teeth to dental trauma, tooth decay, or periodontal problems. There are several advantages to wearing dentures compared to other types of restorations.
The biggest benefit to dentures is having a full set of replacement teeth that you can use just like your natural teeth. Once you have lost teeth, your oral function can decrease. You may feel self-conscious about smiling, your diet may become limited to foods you do not need to chew, and your speech may be unclear. Dentures allow you to speak clearly, eat your favorite foods, and smile confidently.
Another big benefit is preserving your youthful appearance. When your teeth are lost, your face can take on a sunken appearance that can increase the look of age and deepen wrinkles and expression lines. Dentures can add shape and definition to your face and keep your facial muscles strong and healthy.
If you have lost teeth, dentures may be a good option for you. Call us today to learn more about dentures or to schedule your appointment with our dentures dentist in Santa Clara.