Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, over 69% of adults over 35 have lost at least one permanent tooth. By age 74, over 26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. In order to preserve the health and appearance of your smile, Snow Park Dental offers state-of-the-art dentures. In today’s blog, your Albuquerque dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, answers commonly asked questions about dentures.
Question: How soon should I seek dental care to replace missing teeth?
Answer: Your Albuquerque NM cosmetic dentist recommends replacing missing teeth as soon as possible. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth often drift towards the empty socket. This causes unsightly misalignment that often increases the risk of further tooth loss. Patients who lose all of their teeth, but do not obtain dentures, typically have to subsist on a diet of soft foods, depriving them of essential nutrients and negatively affecting their health.
Question: Will my dentures look natural?
Answer: Yes, our artificial teeth and gum-colored bases provide natural-looking restorations that return your smile to full function and appearance.
Question: What are partial dentures?
Answer: For patients with missing teeth who don’t require a full set of dentures, we recommend partial dentures. Partials are a set of replacement teeth with metal clasps that attach to surrounding teeth, anchoring the dentures into place.
Question: What are implant-retained dentures?
Answer: Using dental implants, Dr. Miller can secure a set a full set of dentures. Implant dentures never slip and don’t require the use of messy adhesives.
Do you suffer from tooth loss? Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative dentures? Then talk to your Albuquerque NM cosmetic dentist, Dr. Mark Miller, today. To schedule an appointment, call us at (505) 596-4479. Also, visit our website to view the smile gallery, print patient forms, and read reviews from loyal patients. We look forward to treating families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and surrounding communities.
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