Knoxville area dentist discusses the benefits of dentures

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Missing teeth can have a serious negative impact on the smile. When patients are dealing with teeth that have been lost due to disease, trauma, or extraction, it is important for them to book an appointment with a quality dentist such as Dr. Pablo Foncea to find out which replacement option is best for them. Replacement of missing teeth should be done as soon as possible to avoid shifting of the existing teeth and the aesthetic impact that it can have on the smile.

Patients can replace missing teeth in three ways: dentures, bridges, or dental implants. All of these have their place in restorative dentistry, though there is no “one size fits all” solution. At Sequoyah Dental Arts, we work closely with patients to determine which treatment is best for them. Knoxville area residents will often learn about the benefits of dentures, as well as the other options that can be used to repair their smiles.

Dentures are a common option for patients who want an economical way to improve their smile. Other times they are chosen because they are covered in part or in full by dental insurance. Dr. Pablo Foncea of Knoxville’s Sequoyah Dental Arts wants to help patients understand the advantages of treatment with dentures because they can still be a wonderful way to bring back the beauty and function of the smile.

Dentures come in two varieties including full dentures and partial dentures. Full dentures are dentures that replace an entire arch of teeth. They are made with specialized acrylics and they look completely natural. They can be stabilized with natural suction in the mouth, denture adhesives, or even dental implants. They are the most economical way to replace teeth. Partial dentures are dentures fabricated with a metal framework and acrylic teeth that snaps into the dental arch. The false teeth slide in place, and patients do not have to worry about adhesives as they do with full dentures.

The benefits of dentures vary depending on the type. For most patients, they are economical. Dentures are also easy to use, simple to remove for cleaning, and help restore the smile so that it functions better and appears more beautiful.

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