Sometimes, even the best care and maintenance can’t protect your teeth. For instance, tooth damage can occur from facial trauma or diseases that weaken the teeth or gums. When these problems occur, it may be time to consider Dentures in Kona. Most people think about a full set of dental plates when they hear the word denture, but this is only one option that is used in specific circumstance. Other types of dentures include partial plates created to fill in large gaps or dental replacements for specific teeth. Consider the case where the front teeth are severely damaged or missing. To replace these teeth requires a dental prosthesis that is strong enough to handle the stress of biting and chewing. A denture can help because it will spread the stress over a larger area.

The most common usage for Dentures in Kona is to replace either or both of the upper or lower set of teeth. This is usually done when the teeth are beyond repair or when the process is more cost effective versus other dental treatments. The upper dental plate is a solid piece of material that covers the whole area from one side of the jaw to another. The reason for this is strength. A full plate such as this provides a strong place to anchor the replacement teeth and a better way to seat them in place.

The lower set of Dentures in Kona is designed to allow free movement of the tongue. This plate is created to fit over the gum and to sit snugly in place. A properly fitting pair of dentures should move very little and many people can use them without the need for dental adhesives. One alternative for securing dentures which an expert such as Carter S. Yokoyama D.D.S. can provide is implants. An implant is normally used to replace one or two teeth. However, the anchors from a dental implant can also be used to secure a dental plate or other prosthesis in place. In the case of a single denture, the procedure will use four or more anchors depending on how weak the jawbone may be. For better strength, the dentist may also suggest bone grafts to provide better support for dental appliances.

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