Is your smile missing a tooth here and there, or even a complete row of teeth? If the answer to that question is yes, then we don’t need to describe the turmoil that can result from tooth loss. You already know that having just one missing tooth can make eating certain foods difficult, such as fresh fruits and vegetables or lean meats. And of course there is the matter of not having a complete smile. Fortunately, there is a convenient and affordable solution. With dentures—both full and partial— Dr. Adam Jones and Dr. Giuliana Diaz Jones can recreate the beautiful smile you had before tooth loss.
Beyond what you can see, there are other serious ramifications that can happen as a result of missing teeth. For instance, when you have missing teeth your risk of developing gum disease increases. This is no small concern because this bacterial infection can wreak havoc in your mouth, destroying both gum tissue as well as the bone tissue underneath that holds your teeth in place. And as if that weren’t trouble enough, researchers have discovered a connection between gum disease and a number of other health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and pregnancy complications. Therefore, the need to replace missing teeth—whether one or several—is imperative for your oral health and general well being.
If your smile is missing just one tooth, a few teeth consecutively or interspersed, then one of the dentists in Vero Beach may recommend a partial denture. A partial consists of one or more replacement teeth that are attached to a gum-colored base. Clasps or brackets that are secured to adjacent teeth hold the partial in place. If you happen to be missing several teeth that are not consecutive, then a partial can be designed to fit between teeth similarly to a jigsaw puzzle piece.
For patients who are edentulous, meaning they are missing all of the teeth along the top or bottom arch, Drs. Jones can design a full denture. False teeth in just the right size, shape and color for your mouth are bonded to a base that rests comfortably but securely on top of your gums. A combination of natural suction, the muscles in your tongue and cheeks and denture adhesive holds full dentures in place.
Call our Vero Beach Dental office today and schedule an appointment for dentures to restore your smile.