If you are missing more than a few teeth, you might start asking yourself this question. But, more importantly, you should be asking your dentist in Largo this question. Not only will they be able to tell you if you are eligible for them, but they will be able to help you decide what kind is best for you and your mouth. The two kinds are partial and complete, and your doctor will be able to recommend which is better for you.
Partial dentures are meant for people who have lost less than half of their teeth. Two of the main reasons we recommend partial implants are:
- Accident. Whether it was a car accident or something else, when a patient has lost some teeth, but the remaining ones are healthy, we will install partial dentures to complete their smile without having to remove any more teeth.
- Age. As we get older, there is always a chance of losing teeth. Good oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and partial dentures can stabilize your remaining ones and allow them to last much longer.
If you live in Largo and are missing more than half of your smile, your dentist may recommend that you get a complete set of new teeth. Before you receive these, we will construct the dentures before we remove the remaining teeth, but once you have your dentures, you can enjoy a full smile once again. In addition, they can restore shape to your face that you lost. The main reasons someone would need these is significant breakdown of teeth and/or gum health.
Regardless of what kind of dentures you need, it is imperative to keep them clean and get regular check-ups from your Largo dentist. This will ensure that your mouth stays healthy for years to come. At Dolphin Dental, we can help you find the perfect solution to help you complete your smile. It is our goal to make every patient we see as comfortable as possible, no matter if they are getting teeth pulled or a simple exam done.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment to talk about your denture options, call Dolphin Dental in Seminole today at 727-393-9334.