Failing or missing teeth can consume your life. Facial aesthetics, oral health and the efficiency of speech, biting and chewing change with smile damage. Take hope, however, in the many benefits of dentures from Hunting Hills Family Dentistry, a six-dentist practice in Roanoke, VA known for its beautifully crafted tooth replacements. Discover what dentures can do for you.
What happens with tooth loss
Losing teeth to advanced gum disease, oral trauma or deep decay changes patients' lives in a number of significant ways:
- Gum tissue and jaw bone recede, degrading oral function and facial muscles and rendering a prematurely aged appearance.
- Self-image and confidence lessen. Fully or partially edentulous people shy away from social functions and even laughing or smiling in the company of family, friends and co-workers.
- Speech becomes distorted.
- People cannot enjoy many of their favorite nutritious foods.
- Any teeth which remain in the mouth move toward the empty space and weaken.
At Hunting Hills Family Dentistry in Roanoke, your professional team works to avoid these deleterious side effects of tooth loss, offering state-of-the-art dentures and dental implants to enhance appearance, oral function and confidence.
The benefits of dentures
Today's artificial teeth are better than ever with many choices in construction, fit and anchorage. Hunting Hills Family Dentistry offers both immediate and conventional full dentures, partial dentures and innovative implant-supported dentures which enhance jaw bone integrity and a super-stable fit.
What can dentures do for your smile?
First of all, they'll make you look like you again with no more facial sagging and toothless smiles. As a result, you'll feel better about yourself and confidently laugh, eat and smile, expressing the real you inside.
Then, of course, there are the benefits of efficient biting and chewing and clearer speech. While eating and speaking with dentures takes some practice and patience, says the American Dental Association, individuals soon adjust. They find they can pronounce words properly again with no whistling or slurring, and regarding diet, people return to a wider and healthier range of menu choices.
Finally, any remaining teeth stay properly aligned after denture placement. The teeth do not drift or shift, and they experience less stress because the substantial forces of biting and chewing are spread out over a complete set of teeth.
Help with your decision
Your dentist at Hunting Hills Family Dentistry loves to see patients smile with confidence and good health. If you are missing teeth or have extractions scheduled, now's the time to learn about your denture choices and decide which option is right for your needs. Contact the office for a helpful consultation. Our number is (540) 523-1326.