Dentures are a removable replacement for missing teeth.
Consequences of missing teeth include:
- Defects and loss of bone
- Shifting and drifting of remaining teeth
- Bite changes
- Chewing difficulty
- Wearing of remaining teeth
- Changes in the jaw joint
- Facial changes
- Loss of muscle tone
- Difficulty speaking
Completely tissue-supported, offers least stability, most movement
Still tissue-supported but more stability, less movement
Four to Five implants
implant-supported, more stability, least rocking or movement
Six or more implants
No longer removeable, most stability, no rocking or movement
Frequently Asked Question
What are my choices for teeth replacement once I have lost my teeth?
The choices range from a traditional denture which has minimal stability to an implant secured denture which improves stability and preserves bone. Dr. Weisbard can help you make the best decision for your particular circumstances. Please call for a complimentary consultation to see what would best suit your needs.
Have other questions? Ask Dr. Weisbard!