Did this lady have a face-lift?

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No, she has a fine set of new dentures. They have been carefully made to suit her face and personality.

Most people can benefit greatly in both appearance and function by the construction of new, individually created dentures.

Dentures are not all alike!

Full Dentures

violet1Replacing missing teeth has substantial benefits for your health and appearance.

Full dentures replace all of your missing teeth and provide support for your cheeks and lips. These replacement teeth dramatically improve your ability to speak and eat.

There are two types of full dentures, conventional dentures (made and inserted after all remaining teeth are removed and the tissues have healed) and immediate dentures (inserted immediately after the remaining teeth have been removed.)

Many people take advantage of the immediate dentures so as not to be without teeth during the healing process.

violet2Full dentures are made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that little change in your appearance will be noticeable.

In fact, dentures will often improve a smile as well as the appearance of the face and profile.

In addition, eating usually becomes a more pleasant experience and speech is often improved while wearing a full denture.

With regular professional care, you can become one of the millions of people who wear their dentures with a smile.

Partial Dentures

A very important part of maintaining a healthy smile is the replacement of missing teeth. When teeth are missing, the remaining ones change position, and shift into the surrounding spaced. This can cause damage to the tissues in the mouth as well as create crooked teeth that are difficult to clean. The risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease becomes higher and can lead to the loss of adjacent teeth.

A removable partial denture will fill in the spaces created by missing teeth and fill out your healthy smile. This partial denture will also help you properly chew food, pronounce words more clearly and give your entire face a more youthful appearance.

Removable partial dentures attach to your natural teeth with precision attachments. These are very secure clasps that are nearly invisible. Crown on your natural teeth can improve the fit of the denture and are usually required with attachments.

It takes an average of just four visits to complete a removable partial denture. These visits allow us to try the denture in your mouth during various stages of construction to insure that each stage is completed correctly.

In the case above this patient’s lower front teeth were too loose to save and were replaced with a partial denture as part of her treatment.