What Are They?
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth. They are usually custom made to fit your jaw and replicate your natural smile. Not permanent, they can be removed for cleaning purposes and for sleeping.
What do They Do?
They replace missing teeth, dentures can also help you chew better, speak better and preserve the shape of your face. Tooth loss causes your face to sink, look older, dentures prevent that.
Do I Need Them?
If you have a number of missing teeth, problems chewing your favorite foods or you’re self-conscious about your smile then dentures may be right for you. Ask us about your options.
The Benefits of Dentures
As we get older, the possibility of losing our teeth increases because of the buildup of plaque over the years. This is true even though it is actually usually a disease like periodontal diseases that cause tooth loss, not aging in itself.
Aside from periodontal disease (the wearing down of supporting tissues in the mouth), the other two most common reasons for losing one’s teeth is gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (inflammation of the bones and tissues of teeth). Putting these problems in check is just one of the benefits of dentures.
There are many benefits to getting both permanent and temporary dentures. The most obvious one is that if you are concerned about the embarrassment of not having any teeth, this will help you avoid that awkwardness. Other benefits include but are not limited to:
- Improved chewing
- Removable functionality for cleaning
- Natural looking smile
- Able to eat like did before tooth loss
- Avoid sagging of the facial muscles
- Take pressure off of your remaining teeth
- General speech and word pronunciation improvement
If you have lost a good number of teeth - or all of your teeth - we can help. Visit our Idaho Falls office and see about getting dentures. Getting dentures requires more than one office visit and may take some time to fully complete, it’s best to consult with an Idaho Falls dentist as soon as possible.