Despite the many recent advances in treatment options for replacing missing teeth, dentures remain a popular choice. Dentures can provide an economical, natural looking and functional new smile when designed and fit for you by an experienced cosmetic dentist like Dr. Christopher Paulson of Arbor Dental Associates in Novi, MI.
Dr. Paulson will thoroughly evaluate your dental health and create a custom cosmetic denture that will blend with your appearance and fit comfortably and securely to enable normal speech and a healthy diet.
Why Replace Missing Teeth?
Missing teeth, even “just one”, can lead to a wide range of complex dental problems down the road which will ultimately affect your quality of life. The health of your smile depends upon each tooth and the supporting structure such as the gums and the jaw bone. When a tooth is lost, even just one, things begin to change- and not for the better.
Over time, the remaining teeth will begin to shift and change the bite. In addition, a missing tooth can increase the risk of developing periodontal disease and lead to bone loss and shrinkage in the jaw. These issues lead to poor oral health and will affect both speech and diet, making it difficult to enjoy the benefits and pleasure of a varied diet.
There are several types of dentures that Dr. Paulson offers, depending on your unique needs. He will assess your condition during a comprehensive exam, discuss your personal concerns and help you choose the type of denture that is right for you and your budget.
- Partial Dentures: similar to a dental bridge, a partial denture replaces several missing teeth.
- Full Dentures: used to replace all of a person’s upper or lower teeth.
- Implant Dentures: permanently attached to the jaw using dental implants, implant secured dentures provide the highest rate of patient satisfaction.
AvaDent Digital Dentures
The quality of treatment options for tooth replacement continues to evolve as technology is incorporated into more aspects of the process. Dr. Paulson and Dr. Holman are pleased to offer patients the latest in advanced tooth replacement with AvaDent® digital dentures. Using computer aided engineering (CAE) technology, your new smile is designed and produced with greater accuracy and in less time.
Your dentist at Arbor Dental Associates in Novi can provide a high quality, custom fit denture in just two visits using AvaDent:
- First visit: impressions will be taken to be used by the AvaDent lab in creating a new denture fit to the exact proportions of your mouth for greater accuracy in fit, comfort and durability.
- Second visit: your dentist will place your new denture and make any necessary adjustments for a snug fit that will allow you to get back to enjoy life and smiling more.
Schedule A Consultation
To learn more about your tooth replacement options and how a cosmetic denture can give back your natural smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Paulson at Arbor Dental Associates. Contact our office at (248) 468-4962 or use our online request form and we will contact you shortly.