Missing teeth can cause far more than aesthetic displeasure. Missing teeth can allow adjacent teeth to shift. It makes your jaws prone to bone loss, which increases the appearance of aging. Also, the spaces between your teeth increase the opportunity for decay and periodontal disease to set in. One dental solution for missing teeth is dentures.
Dentures are artificial teeth used to fill in the spaces created by missing teeth. They can be made from different materials, often hardened porcelain and acrylic resin, and are made to look as natural as possible. Dentures can be created to fill the place of one missing tooth, several teeth, even all of patient's teeth depending on the nature and reason for their tooth loss.
Aside from aesthetic appearance, dentures will improve a patient’s chewing, speech, facial muscle support, and limit the shifting of surrounding teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth ask Yorkville dentist, Dr. Amelia Deliakis if dentures are right for you.