Dentures in Turlock, CA
Did you know that your ability to chew your food properly is just as important as the quality of the food you eat? If you’re missing one or more of your teeth, it’s harder for you to chew your food enough to break it down for optimum digestion. When you’re able to properly chew your food, you’ll absorb more nutrients, which leads to easier digestion and a happier stomach.
Besides digestion, missing teeth can also affect your oral health. Without replacements, your remaining teeth will begin to shift, which puts you at a higher risk for fractures and periodontal disease. Bite misalignment can also contribute to a jaw joint disorder known as TMJ, which causes headaches as well as jaw and neck pain.
With all of these health concerns to think about, we haven’t even discussed how missing teeth can affect your confidence and self-esteem. When you’re missing your teeth, it’s always on your mind. You may feel embarrassed about talking, eating, and smiling in front of other people. People who don’t smile often may be misconstrued as being unhappy or unfriendly.
The good news is that there are some wonderful options for replacing multiple missing teeth that will help you reclaim your smile!
Dentures are a great option for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth. They are a removable appliance designed to replace an entire arch of teeth. While there is a learning curve to talking and eating when you first get your dentures, you’ll appreciate how they immediately restore your smile and your confidence.
Dental implants are helping denture wearers have a much more secure fit than ever. With implant-supported dentures, dental implants are placed into your jawbone, providing a stable foundation that your dentures can “snap” into. This secure fit means your dentures won’t slip or move during talking and eating. Traditional and implant-supported dentures can both be removed for regular cleaning and brushing.
A partial is also removable, and like a retainer or night guard, it snaps into place, anchoring with metal clasps. It has prosthetic teeth attached that fill in the empty spaces and complete your smile. Like dentures, partials can be removed for regular cleaning, and they’re a great option for patients who still retain many of their healthy teeth.
Dr. Ratto has over forty years of experience in helping patients restore their smiles and reclaim their lives and health. Whether you’re missing a few teeth or most of your dentition, he has options that will give you back the function of your teeth and the beauty of your smile. The first step is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ratto so he can examine your mouth and discuss your goals with you. He can then make recommendations that will best fit your lifestyle and needs.
Don’t let missing teeth affect your health or your life any longer! Contact our office today to learn how we can help you.