Gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth can adversely affect your oral health. Restoring lost teeth becomes necessary since tooth loss can attract orthodontic and other dental problems. When all or most of the teeth are lost, dentures finely replace them and give proper support to the facial skin. Not only do the dentures allow you to have food comfortably but they also make you look younger and more beautiful. At West Valley Periodontics, our dental team works towards restoring your lost teeth and recreating a wonderful smile for you. Our dentures have been fruitful for our patients living in Peoria, Sun City, Surprise, Avondale and Good Year, AZ. Our patients have been associated with us for long and our periodontist Dr. Aziz Bohra has catered to all their needs in periodontics and dental prosthetics.
Missing Teeth and Health Issues
Your missing teeth reduces your confidence to have your favorite food. This affects your diet and causes variation in your intake of nutritious food. As you grow old your skin can sag because of jaw bone loss and lack of support to the facial muscles. You may hesitate to smile when there is a gap caused by missing teeth. All these factors directly affect your health causing it to deteriorate over a period of time.
Our dentist may recommend dentures when most of your teeth are badly decayed or when you have a periodontal disease which has caused most of your teeth to fall off. The treatment starts by pulling out some of the teeth which are left. After this process, the dentist leaves your gums to heal and takes measurements of your mouth during your next visit. Your dentures are prepared in the lab. Dentures are fit in your mouth at our dental practice and our team educates you on how to take care of your dentures.
Living with Dentures
Most of the patients may find it difficult to talk and to have food during the first few days after the treatment. Once they get used to it, they will start liking the tooth replacement appliance which transforms into an integral part of their life. Dentures should be cleaned thoroughly in warm water. Dentures should be carefully placed in a vessel during cleaning since they can break if they fall down.