Oral Health ABCs: Dentures

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Are you missing any teeth or are you scheduled for a tooth extraction in the near future? If so, it’s never too early to start thinking about a viable tooth replacement to fill in your smile. An incomplete smile can lead to various oral health ailments including increased risks for tooth decay, plaque buildup, gum disease, and tooth slippage. A common, yet highly effective tooth replacement to consider is dentures.

Dentures have been used in dentistry for a very long time and continue to find purpose and functionality in modern dentistry. Fortunately, modern-day dentures can be customized and designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Furthermore, dentures can be crafted for replacing a single tooth, a few teeth at a time, or even entire sets. Partial dentures are used for low numbers of tooth replacements whereas complete dentures are used for replacing entire rows of teeth.

Dentures are also effective for restoring lost skills that may have been hindered or impaired due to tooth loss. This includes full functionality when chewing, speaking, or eating. Dentures are also capable of making you look younger and stronger, as they can restore your facial structure and give you the look expected of a full and complete smile.

If you are looking for tooth replacement treatments in Metairie, Louisiana, Raul Ramirez DDS would love to help. For a more thorough examination to determine which treatment will work best for you, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Raul Ramirez by calling our dentist office at 504-885-3255. We look forward to your visit.