Who Qualifies for Dentures?

Replacing lost teeth has been an important goal of dental treatment for centuries, and dentures are among the oldest forms of tooth replacement. Today, dentures have come a long way in their design, their diversity, and their ability to rebuild your smile and dental health. For instance, modern dentures can be custom-designed to replace an entire row of teeth, or to replace lost teeth while fitting around teeth that still remain. If you’ve lost several or all of your teeth, then find out if you qualify for dentures by speaking with your dentist as soon as possible.

If You’ve Lost All of Your Teeth

When many people think of dentures, the image that comes to mind is that of a complete row of teeth sitting on a comfortable, gum-colored plastic base. These full dentures are designed for patients who have lost all of their healthy teeth on the upper and/or lower dental ridge. If you’ve suffered total tooth loss on your dental ridges, then full dentures can help you regain the ability to properly chew your food and speak clearly.

If You’ve Lost Most of Your Teeth

If you still retain several healthy teeth, then your dentist may prefer to leave them in place rather than extract them to make room for a full denture. With a partial denture, your dentist can replace the teeth that you’ve lost while supporting the teeth that you still retain, optimizing your long-term oral health by helping you preserve your natural tooth structure.

Find Out if You Qualify for a Denture

Bounce back from severe or complete tooth loss with a custom partial or full denture. To find out if you qualify, call the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.