May 21, 2018

If you’ve lost most of your teeth due to old age, gum disease or any other cause, it’s important to replace them with an option that restores both dental function and appearance. Dentures are a good option for many people because they offer immediate results as soon as they are placed and don’t require any surgical procedures. They can also be easily removed for cleaning purposes, which makes them easy to maintain. Not all patients are good candidates for dentures, so it’s important to consult with your dentist before you decide to receive them.

Patients Who Benefit Most From Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that are fitted to each patient’s mouth to ensure comfort and proper function. They are frequently used to replace all or most of the teeth in the mouth. They can also be combined with dental implants for improved reliability. You may be a good candidate for removable teeth if you have lost most or all of your teeth (on either or both the bottom and top arches) or if you need to have most of your teeth removed due to decay or disease.

While there are other tooth replacement options available, dentures provide immediate function. The most notable benefits of removable teeth include the following:

  • Increased comfort and ability to speak and eat naturally
  • Improved appearance
  • More affordable tooth replacement option than dental implants
  • Prevents shifting of remaining teeth
  • Provides support for facial structures
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
  • Prevents gum recession

Drs. Ramón Durán and Ivette Martínez can help you understand whether or not you’re a good candidate for dentures after performing a thorough examination. It’s beneficial to go to a cosmetic dentist instead of a general dentist for denture fittings because cosmetic dentists have additional training and know how to make dentures look as natural as possible.

Schedule Your Appointment

If you are living with multiple missing teeth, we encourage you to visit Drs. Durán and Martínez for a consultation. To get started, contact Durán & Martínez Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry in San Juan, PR today!



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