If you are missing most of your teeth, Dr. Mark L. Pitel may recommend dentures. A denture is an appliance that replaces the missing teeth and surrounding tissues in your smile. A denture can restore the beauty and functionality of your smile. Dentures can prevent the muscles in your face from sagging. By replacing missing permanent teeth, dentures can properly distribute your bite. Dentures can also prevent your remaining teeth from shifting.
Dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in your upper or lower arch. There are several types of dentures. A removable denture is made up of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. This is sometimes attached to a metal framework that hold the denture in place in your smile. A precision denture has internal attachments instead of clasps that attach to the adjacent teeth. This type of denture is more natural looking than removable dentures. A dental bridge fills the same function, but is permanently cemented in place.
We encourage you to contact our dental office today to learn more about dentures in Poughkeepsie, New York, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.