Tooth loss is a common issue that people face. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. The good news is that just because you’ve suffered from tooth loss in the past doesn’t mean that you need to go the rest of your life with unsightly gaps in your smile. At NU Dental Barnegat, we offer customized dentures to restore the function and appearance of your smile. If you’ve decided it’s time to get your smile back, give us a call to schedule a consultation!
Dentures are a lifechanging tooth replacement option for people who are missing anywhere from several to all of their teeth. Depending on the number of teeth that you are missing and where they are located in the mouth, a customized plan can be created just for you. Just keep in mind that if you have any existing oral health issues, like tooth decay or gum disease, they will need to be treated ahead of time. The health of your smile is our number one priority!
During your initial consultation, we will determine which of the followig options would be ideal to complete your smile:
If a dental bridge isn’t enough to restore your smile, a partial denture may be a good option for you. They are customized to fit perfectly in the mouth between your remaining healthy teeth. Partial dentures can replace teeth in different locations of the mouth and keep neighboring teeth from shifting around and causing misalignment issues.
Full dentures are supported by the shape and natural suction of the mouth and gums. They are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth, either on the top or bottom. It’s crafted with a lifelike base and enamel-colored set of replacement teeth. Ultimately, this allows for a beautiful, natural-looking appearance.
If you want a more stable, longer-lasting solution, dental implant dentures could be the perfect solution. We will start by placing a series of dental implants throughout the jawbone before attaching the customized restoration. With implant dentures, you can expect 70% of your natural chewing function to be restored. This type of denture is designed to last for several decades with proper maintenance, so you don’t need to worry about replacing it. To make a good candidate, it’s important that you have a strong jawbone for a sturdy foundation. During your consultation, we can determine if they are the right option for you.
There are all sorts of ways that dentures can benefit you if you are currently missing teeth. Here are just some of their many advantages: