Dentures are a dental prosthetic used to replace both missing teeth and gums. Some refer to dentures as false teeth or plates. Regardless of the name used, this prosthetic has been used in some form for over 2000 years.Today, 35 million Americans are edentulous, or have lost all of their teeth. That number continues to rise. Having teeth is an extremely important part of eating healthy and staying healthy. Edentulism is related to nutritional changes, obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and some forms of cancer. In addition, having teeth also contributes to one’s mental well-being. When one goes without teeth, their self-image suffers and they are reluctant to smile.The good news is that there is a solution. Over the last 2000 years, the act of fabricating dentures has greatly changed. Now, only the finest biocompatible materials are used in the process. Denture teeth are made out of polymers that look more lifelike than in the past. If you are edentulous or about to become such, know that you are living in the age where a solution is available.
Dentures in Dallas, Texas, come in a variety of options. Generally speaking, when one mentions having a denture, they are referencing a full mouth denture. In addition to conventional, full mouth dentures, other types of dentures exist. Other forms include immediate dentures, overdentures, fixed dentures, and partial dentures. Although all are similar in that they replace missing teeth and gum tissue, they each offer different pros and cons.
If you’ve lost all of your teeth or are on the verge of losing your teeth, talk to Dr. Jason Roe and the team at Pro Dental Dallas. Let them work with you to achieve your goals and give you back your smile.
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