If you have suffered from tooth loss, you probably know very well how difficult life can be without teeth. As with most things in life, we do not realize how much we rely on something until it is gone. Teeth are an essential component to speaking well and eating efficiently. When teeth are lost, what used to seem like very simple tasks can seem daunting. Unfortunately, losing teeth takes a toll on self-esteem as well. Many edentulous patients suffer with depression and anxiety because missing teeth significantly affects confidence. Fortunately, replacing missing teeth with dentures is as easy as contacting our practice to schedule a consultation with our caring and skilled dentist.
The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth
When a patient decides to replace lost teeth, they will experience a variety of benefits including restored oral function and a boost in self-esteem. Since dentures are so life-like, patients will feel confident speaking and smiling around others as well as the ability to eat food much easier. Replacing missing teeth with dentures is also good for preserving oral structures since eating without teeth can damage the gums.
How to Go About Receiving Dentures
Once you’ve made the decision to explore your tooth replacement options, the best thing to do is consult with a dentist who can explain your options and help you decide what is best for you. If you have decided that dentures are right for your needs, our dentist will take impressions, which are molds, of your gums and any existing teeth to help determine the measurements needed to create dentures that properly fit the size and shape of your mouth. Impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where technicians will build a custom set of dentures for each patient. Dentures are made from durable materials that look very similar to biological teeth and gums.
To schedule a tooth replacement consultation with our compassionate and experienced dental team, call (972) 218-0078 at your convenience.