Dealing with missing and decayed teeth can be daunting. Because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, if you aren’t smiling, you aren’t making important personal connections. Your teeth can also be a great self-confidence booster…or a self-esteem deflater.
A time-tested treatment for missing teeth is dentures. With today’s new procedures and the expertise of Drs. Lerner and Lemongello, dentures can be the door into a whole new life for you.
As replacements for missing teeth, dentures can be taken out and put back into your mouth.
Your new dentures may feel a bit awkward for the first few weeks; eating and speaking may take a little practice while the muscles of your cheeks and tongue learn to hold your dentures in place. Although they take some getting used to and may never feel exactly the same as your natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Replacing your missing teeth will help improve your appearance and smile. Without dental support, your facial muscles sag, making you look older. Dentures can also help you speak and eat more comfortably.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Depending on your particular needs, we will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you.
- With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the the roof of your mouth. The lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
- A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
At Lerner & Lemongello, your dentures will be custom-made by highly skilled technicians, using the finest materials available, guided by impressions taken of your mouth. Our goal is to achieve, for you, the most aesthetically and pleasing look possible.
We want to be your Palm Beach Gardens dental team. Call for a consultation and let us help you on your way to your most beautiful smile in years! 561.627.9000.