As humans age, our jawbones and gums weaken, frequently resulting in tooth loss. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the average person loses 12 of their permanent teeth by the time they are fifty years old. This can cause numerous health problems and lead to a reduction in regular behaviors, like eating, speaking, and smiling. Edgartown Dental Group offers comprehensive partials and dentures in Edgartown, MA, to complete your smile.
Sometimes patients have questions about why they should wear partials or dentures. If you are not concerned about the cosmetic appearance of having a complete smile, there are actually numerous health concerns that can be caused by missing teeth.
Individuals who are missing multiple teeth are at an increased risk of tooth decay, jaw problems like thinning bone, partial facial collapse, premature facial aging, and poor nutrition. They have difficulty eating and chewing, and are less likely to engage in social behaviors like talking with others.
Over time, these health issues build to the point where you might have a sunken face, weak jawbone, and trouble eating basic foods. Partials and dentures are thus an important step for your oral health and wellness.
Full dentures complete the smile by creating an upper and lower jaw full of synthetic teeth attached to a gum-colored appliance. Dentures sit directly in the mouth through several different means and can be used to complete basic behaviors like eating and chewing.
At Edgartown Dental Group, dentures are customized to suit your needs and fit properly in your mouth. We use the latest technology to create the most comfortable appliance for you.
Partials are partial dentures, meaning they don’t cover the full jaw but instead replace several missing teeth. These can be temporary or permanent like regular dentures, and also have a variety of placement options to suit your lifestyle. If you think a partial would better suit you, you can speak with our dentist in Edgartown, MA, to get treatment started today.