Dental implants and Dentures - Oral Health Section by Dr. Glenda Payas of Tulsa, Oklahoma

If you are missing teeth and are unsure as to whether dental implants are right for you, then you may wish to consider the possibility of having dentures custom-fabricated to fill the gaps in your smile.

Among the most time-tested dental appliances, full and partial dentures can restore your appearance and ability to speak and chew normally, as well as help prevent the sunken-in look that can come when facial muscles are lacking proper support due to missing teeth. 

However, when not properly fitted, dentures can cause irritation and sores in the gums or shift uncomfortably and possibly lead to embarrassment.

When considering dentures you want to ensure that they fit comfortably and function properly while maintaining your appearance, supporting your facial muscles, and giving you a healthy-looking smile. 

Dentures can be created for patients missing most or all of their teeth as well as removable partial denture appliances, which fasten via clasps attached to remaining healthy teeth. 

Either way, your new dentures will be both attractive and functional, allowing you to eat a healthy, balanced diet and speak without difficulty.

 

Source: Dr. Glenda Payas D.M.D., M.A.G.D., P.L.L.C .

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