If you need dentures in Bloomington, take the time to discuss the matter with your dentist. Being faced with this possibility can be very difficult for people who, because of some serious issues, are losing many or all of their teeth. Dentures are a good way to replace several teeth that are missing because of extensive damage or decay.
When teeth are missing, the space left empty can cause remaining teeth to shift. In this case, if the remaining teeth are healthy and strongly rooted, they can be used as an anchor for a partial denture. If all of the teeth are missing, dental implants can provide the foundation to which dentures can be attached for stability. Regardless of the choices made, the ultimate goal is to provide a way for the jaw to remain healthy and in proper alignment. Missing teeth cause the jaw and parts of the face to collapse because there are no teeth left that can provide the support necessary to keep the face looking the way it did when the teeth were in place. If the teeth were lost due to periodontal disease, the problem is further complicated.
Overall health begins in the mouth. Missing teeth can adversely affect overall health. Chewing can become very painful as pieces of food hit the gum instead of teeth. A bad diet is never good, and other health problems can develop.
If only a section of your teeth is missing, a removable or fixed partial denture is a good solution. Dental implants can be used to anchor the bridge if necessary. If you need a full denture, that is not a problem, either. Your dentist will work with you to make the best choice to meet your needs.
Missing teeth are never considered attractive. When a person’s self-esteem is adversely affected, there can be severe emotional consequences, as well. Too often, older people believe there is no alternative, and they are nearing the end of their lives and should not expect anything more. Nothing could be further from the truth. Everyone deserves the good dental health that is the foundation of physical well-being.
When you need dentures, it is important to take care of the problem as soon as you can. This is because you don’t want to experience the negative consequences that delay can cause. Whatever your problem, your dentist can help you find the solution you need with dentures in Bloomington.
Dr. Mike completed his doctor of dental medicine degree from Southern Illinois University in 1978. Dr. Marisa completed her doctor of dental medicine degree from Midwestern University in 2015. Both doctors have logged hundreds of hours of continuing education to stay on top of the latest technologies in dentistry as well as the most current research on the oral-systemic, mouth-body connection to benefit their patients. Dr. Mike and Dr. Marisa are active members and in excellent standing with the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, McLean County Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and numerous other societies.
Both doctors are avid golfers and have won several national golf tournaments over the years. They are the only father-daughter team in the state to have won the Illinois State Amateur Golf Championship. Dr. Mike in 1974 and Dr. Marisa in 2005.