Adult tooth loss affects how the smile looks, feels, and functions. The loss of even a single tooth throws off the balance of the bite and increases the risk of further dental complications. Widespread tooth loss has even more extensive consequences.
Dentures replace a full or partial set of missing teeth to restore oral functions and enhance the smile’s appearance. Dentures offer numerous benefits, making them the preferred tooth loss treatment for many at Dr. Kellyn Hodge’s orthodontic and dental practice. Here, we discuss the advantages dentures provide to our Philadelphia, PA, Bala Cynwyd, PA, and Bensalem, PA, patients who have suffered tooth loss.
Improve Oral Functions
Tooth loss inhibits a person’s ability to bite and chew food. Dentures provide a strong and durable replacement for missing teeth. With dentures, individuals can perform oral functions with ease. Dentures restore full biting and chewing capacities. Denture wearers don’t have to worry about limiting their diet to soft, bland, and easy-to-swallow foods. Dentures allow wearers to eat a wide variety of foods so they enjoy a flavorful diet.
Address Speech Issues
People don’t always think of the way the teeth affect speech. The teeth play an important role in pronouncing many letters and sounds. Advanced tooth loss is likely to cause speech issues, which may include a list or whistling sound when talking or poor enunciation. Dentures replace missing teeth so people can speak clearly and confidently.
Many people consider the smile to be a person’s most prominent feature. That is not a good thing for those who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smile. Advanced tooth loss often leaves people embarrassed to smile, laugh, or talk in front of others. The custom dentures offered at Dr. Hodge’s practice are modern, attractive, and natural-looking. They restore the health, function, and aesthetics of the smile so patients can feel confident in their smile and overall appearance.
Restore a More Youthful Appearance
Tooth loss has an obvious impact on the appearance of the smile, but it can affect other facial features as well. Advanced tooth loss throws off the balance of the facial features. Without teeth to fill out the smile, the mouth, cheeks, and jaw can look sunken and hollow. Sunken skin is more likely to show lines, creases, and wrinkles. Dentures fill out the facial features to redefine the lips, mouth, jaw, and cheeks, restoring a more youthful appearance.
Added Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
Traditional full and partial dentures offer many benefits. Patients at our dental practice may also opt for implant-supported dentures. In addition to the benefits of traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures provide these advantages:
- Superior stability: Implant-supported dentures never slip or fall out of place
- Ease of care: Implant-supported dentures can be brushed and flossed like natural teeth
- Prevention of bone loss: Implant-supported dentures stimulate the jaw to prevent degeneration
- Superior durability: With proper care, implant-supported dentures can last a lifetime
Contact Us Today
Dentures are a strong, attractive, and durable solution for adult tooth loss. To learn more about the many benefits dentures offer or to find out if you are an ideal candidate, schedule an appointment at Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics. To get started, send us a message online or call (610) 617-0700 at your earliest convenience.