Struggling with tooth loss? Here at Northside Family Dentistry in Macon, GA, your dentist, Dr. Clinton Watson, offers dentures as one solution for teeth replacement, with both full and partial options. Let us help you decide if dentures are the right choice for you.
How do dentures work?
Dentures are designed to fit over the bone ridge that supports natural teeth. The base, which comes in a natural pink color to resemble natural gums, stays in place through suction. The artificial teeth attached to the base are fashioned to look realistic and attractive while also being fully functional for chewing and biting.
What are the benefits of dentures?
In addition to aesthetically enhancing your smile, dentures can improve both your oral and whole-body health. After all, when teeth are missing, the mouth loses valuable support that keeps the face from drooping. Additionally, a loss of teeth can mean you are missing out on valuable nutrients found in healthy, crunchy foods like apples and carrots.
Depending on how many teeth you are missing, your dentist can fit you with partial or full dentures, including an extra-secure full denture option that uses dental implants to prevent any shifting.
Are dentures comfortable?
Because most dentures are designed to be removed for sleeping and cleaning, you may find them awkward to wear at first, with some movement within your mouth and perhaps minor impairments to your speech or eating. Fortunately, as you grow accustomed to your dentures, you should find them to be both pleasant to wear and well-functioning. During an appointment at our Macon, GA, office your dentist will take care to make sure your dentures fit snuggly yet comfortably and are serving your dental needs.
Need dental care? Give us a call
If you are suffering from tooth loss, make an appointment at our Macon, GA office today by dialing (478) 475-1976.