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Family Dentistry - Mount Pleasant MI

denturesYou’d be surprised how many people have lost all of their teeth. The American Dental Association says that 35 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. If you’re one of those statistics, or if you’ve even lost many of your teeth, Dr. Egger can have dentures created to put the bite back in your life.

If you’ve been missing your teeth for a long time, you may have gotten accustomed to working around the loss. You probably avoid certain foods. You probably avoid smiling. You may have had to adjust certain speech patterns. Dentures can get you past these issues.

Why should I get dentures?

Whether Dr. Egger is designing full or partial dentures, your quality of life will improve. These are some of the positive changes you’ll get from dentures:

  • You will have restored the ability to bite and chew a wide variety of foods. Crunchy foods and vegetables, a cornerstone of a healthy diet, can return to your menu.
  • Improved self-confidence. You’ll be able to laugh and smile without worrying what people think about your missing teeth.
  • A better facial profile. Dentures will return your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone to more of their original dimensions. Without teeth, your jawbone tends to deteriorate, and dentures can stem this loss. Plus, your increased chewing ability will bring strength back to all of the muscles involved.
  • Clearer speech. Having dentures will facilitate speaking and pronunciation of many vowels and consonants. No more slurring or whistling when you talk.

Types of dentures

When it comes to dentures, you choose between full and partial sets. Sometimes, you may have a few remaining teeth, but their condition is bad enough to merit extraction. In other cases, remaining teeth can stay, build partial dentures around them.

A full set of dentures replaces the entire set of teeth, either upper or lower. Partial dentures usually fill a gap of three or more missing teeth, where a bridge cannot provide enough support. These prosthetics are typically made of acrylic, but they can be placed atop a metal base for added strength. The flexible resin is also available now, which is more comfortable and can provide a very precise fit.

Dr. Egger also highly recommends implant-supported dentures. For these, anywhere from three to six dental implants are placed into the jawbone to anchor the full or partial dentures. These prevent the dentures from slipping and provide excellent stability. The dentures simply snap into the implants for the strong fit.

Interested in finally doing something about those missing teeth? Call Dr. Egger at 989-773-3560 and let’s discuss the options for dentures.