The many advances in modern dentistry have made it so that many people use full or partial dentures, and all without anyone realizing it. Natural looking sets of dentures are a modern reality, and so it is nothing to worry about if you find that your natural teeth must be extracted or that they have been lost to disease or accident. At Northtowne Dental, Dr. Michael Armijo and his team work with patients each day who require dentures of all kinds.
Have you ever seen someone who has lost most or all of their adult teeth? If so, you know that their face can take on a collapsed look because of the absence of the teeth. This can make even a young person appear much older, and it does cause lines, wrinkles, and sagging to occur. However, it is not only the esthetic issues that are a major concern – there are also problems with diet, speech, and general quality of life. Without functioning teeth, the gums and jaw also recede, and dentures can end up being a wonderful, comfortable, and simple solution.
Naturally, not everyone needs an entire set of full dentures, and in such cases this is known as a partial or (if multiple partials are needed) partial dentures. This is not the same as a bridge. Though both dental bridges and partial dentures can span a gap of missing teeth, the dentures are designed to be easily removed for eating and cleaning while bridges remain fixed in place at all times.
It is not always possible to anticipate when someone will need dentures. After all, an accident, illness, or even a genetic disorder can cause you to require extraction of many (or all) teeth in a single instance. Fortunately, patients of Dr. Armijo can have immediate dentures made prior to their dental work. The advanced technologies in the Albuquerque office ensure that 3D models of your teeth can be made prior to extraction and that dentures that copy your original bite pattern are ready for you to wear out of the office that same day.
There is no need to panic if you hear that full or partial dentures are part of your dental scenario. With Northtowne Dental, you are guaranteed the most natural-looking dentures possible. You will be able to discuss all of your options with Dr. Armijo and the team to be sure you are getting the right treatment for your needs and budget, and we always describe any sort of dentures as a, “Second chance at a perfect smile!”
Whether you dislike your current dentures, know that you have dental problems that may result in the use of full or partial dentures, or would like to consult Dr. Armijo about the many options for dentures, bridges, and restorations available from Northtowne Dental, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
You can reach us at 505-797-1000, or use the online contact form, and one of our staff will get back to you quickly.