Missing teeth have a huge impact on more than just your smile. No one admires a smile with large gaps left by lost teeth, but more importantly, those spaces also have an impact on your overall health. Research has shown that individuals who have lost all their teeth and have not gotten them replaced are more likely to experience chronic kidney disease. Replace your missing teeth with a visit to Mint Dental.
Your teeth provide structure and support for your cheeks and lips. When teeth are missing, those muscles collapse and sink in. The result is a gaunt appearance that makes you look older. The more teeth missing, the older you may appear. You will look younger and rejuvenated when those missing teeth are replaced with dentures.
Full dentures replace all the teeth on one arch. Complete dentures replace all the teeth on both upper and lower arches. We offer complete dentures for patients who are missing all their teeth and partial dentures for those who are missing a few or several teeth.
Dentures are removable prosthetics. They restore your smile as well as an important chewing surface. Your molars break down food before you swallow it. In order for the body to get the most nutrition out of the food you eat, it must be broken down into tiny bits. This is difficult to do without teeth. You may be missing out on nutritious foods because of your lack of teeth. Restoring the chewing surface will improve your digestion and your general health.
When you still have some teeth on an arch, but others are missing, depending on the circumstances, you may have the option of getting a dental bridge to replace the missing teeth or a partial denture. The partial is removable. When dental implants or bridgework is not advisable, partial dentures are a good alternative. With a partial denture, your remaining natural teeth will remain in the correct position and not shift out of place into the space left by the missing teeth. Partial dentures can also provide the support your facial muscles need to produce that younger, healthier look.
Restoring those missing teeth is a health concern. As such, dentures are now covered by Medicaid/Medicare in the Pearl, MS, area. Restore your oral health with new dentures. Smile with confidence and look younger and healthier. Enjoy your favorite foods again with dentures from Mint Dental. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Antoinette Liles.