Dentures continue to be one of the most reliable, convenient and affordable tooth replacement options for full and partial tooth loss - at any age. There are several types of dentures designed to address varying degrees of tooth loss, and a person's individual preference and lifestyle needs. Dr. Mario Maritato, a dentist in Kenosha, WI, offers specialty dentures, which are a type of partial removable denture used when there are just a few teeth that need to be replaced.
Specialty Dentures in Kenosha, WI
Even with better dental technology and preventive care than ever, close to half of all adults in the United States are living with some degree of tooth loss according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The effects of missing teeth impact everything from oral health to nutrition and quality of life. For many people, the shame and embarrassment of living with a smile damaged by tooth loss can be debilitating, and drastically affect quality of life.
Dentures are the perfect solution, whether you have recently lost one or more teeth, or have been living with a damaged and incomplete smile for many years. Specialty dentures are similar to dental bridges in that they replace a small number of missing teeth. Attached to a metal or plastic wire, they can mold to the shape of your gums to provide a secure and stable fit. Unlike crowns and bridgework, specialty dentures are removable, so you can take them off overnight if that feels more comfortable. A typical pair of specialty dentures lasts for three to five years, making them a good temporary solution for fixing tooth loss.
Find a Dentist in Kenosha, WI
Losing teeth can be devastating and overwhelming, but the good news is that there is a tooth replacement option for everyone. For more information about specialty dentures and the option that is best for you, contact our office by calling (262) 657-0504 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maritato today.