Dentures offer important oral health benefits. Our Chattanooga, TN, dentist, Dr. Joel Bookout, discusses a few reasons you may want to consider dentures.
Feeling good about the way you look can become challenging after tooth loss. A loss of confidence can affect your personal relationships and even limit your career prospects if you're employed. Dentures don't just restore your full smile, but can also help boost your self-esteem.
Does a diet of pudding and soup sound appetizing to you? Although a soft diet may be fine for a few days, it quickly loses its appeal. Unfortunately, if you don't have teeth, you won't be able to tear, shred, and chew foods. Soft diets may not contain all of the nutrients you need, but swallowing foods whole might cause gastrointestinal issues you don't need. Restoring your teeth with full, partial, or implant-supported dentures makes eating enjoyable again.
Protection for your remaining teeth
If you happen to have a few remaining teeth, it's only natural to want to protect them. Those teeth can quickly become worn down if they have to handle the entire burden of chewing. Partial dentures will help restore your smile and protect your teeth from wear and tear.
When you visit our Chattanooga office, we'll help you choose the dentures that are right for you. Options include:
- Full Dentures: Full dentures are created using an impression of your mouth to ensure a proper fit and reduce slipping or irritation.
- Immediate Dentures: You'll receive immediate dentures immediately after your teeth are pulled. Placing the dentures in your mouth immediately helps in wound healing and also eases the adjustment process. The dentures will need to be relined or rebased as your mouth heals or eventually replaced with full dentures.
- Partial Dentures: These dentures hook over your teeth to fill gaps in your smile.
- Implant-Supported Dentures: The latest denture option consists of a fixed or removable denture attached to dental implants placed in your jawbone. Implant-supported dentures offer improved comfort and don't decrease your biting power.
Restore your smile with dentures! Call Chattanooga, TN, dentist, Dr. Bookout, at (423) 698-3607 to schedule an appointment.