Feeling sad or embarrassed about your smile because of tooth loss can take a toll on your daily confidence. Missing teeth may also have a dramatic effect on your quality of life by causing simple tasks like chewing and speaking to become difficult. If you would like to replace one or more teeth, partial or complete dentures may offer you a wonderful solution. Think you know everything there is to know about this dental prosthetic? Test your denture knowledge with the following quiz:
Dentures are only appropriate for a particular age group
If you are only missing a few teeth, you cannot wear a denture but will have to choose a permanent solution like a dental bridge
Dentures may be retained by dental implants for added stability
You can replace a full top and bottom arch of teeth – all of your teeth, that is – with dentures
Dentures are effective but quite costly compared with other restorative options
False. Dentures are appropriate for patients of any age dealing with tooth loss, whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth.
False. We offer complete dentures, which replace a full arch of teeth. Or, we offer partial dentures, which replace one tooth, multiple teeth side-by-side, or teeth spread across your arch.
True. Traditional dentures rely on natural suction to remain in your mouth. However, you may choose implant-retained dentures, which are crafted to fit over dental implant posts surgically placed within your jawbone to replace missing teeth roots. Your dentist will speak with you to determine whether you qualify as a candidate for this option.
True. One complete denture includes high-grade acrylic pink “gums” and white “teeth” that replace a full arch of teeth. You may choose one upper denture, one lower denture, or both to fully restore your smile.
False. Compared with your other options, dentures usually offer the most cost-effective solution to replacing missing teeth.
About Your Redmond Dentist:
At Redmond Dental Care, we encourage you to contact us, as we are always available to address your concerns. Please feel free to contact us during work hours at (425) 883-2100 or contact us via our email address. After work hours, you can contact us with an emergency through our 24-hour answering service. We are happy to serve patients in the 98052 zip code and we look forward to hearing from you!
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