If you need to dental restorations and want to avoid surgical procedures then you should explore removable dental prostheses as an option. If you’re considering removable dental prostheses, you should schedule an appointment for a consultation with a Larchmont prosthodontics expert who can make appropriate recommendations for you based on your individual needs and situation.
Removable dental prostheses are dental restorations that can be removed by the patient when they’re not being used. There are different types of removable dental prostheses that are used for different purposes. You will need to consult with a Larchmont prosthodontics expert to find the right solution for you. Examples of very popular removable dental prostheses are full and partial dentures. Dentures are the most common removable dental prosthesis available today to replace missing teeth. Dentures have numerous benefits such as: helping to maintain muscle tone that’s caused by tooth loss and increasing the patient’s’ ability to speak and chew. There are many other dental prostheses that prosthodontists and other doctors use to help patients who don’t need to replace teeth and who have other conditions. Some of them include but are not limited to: mouth guards, sleep apnea devices, and TMD appliances. A mouth guard is a removable dental appliance that helps protect the patients’ teeth from injury. Mouth guards are very commonly used for athletes for help prevent sports-related injuries. Sleep apnea devices are similar to mouth guards but are used to help sleep apnea patients. Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which patients stop breathing for small intervals of time while sleeping usually due to an obstruction of the airway. Sleep apnea patients wear the removable appliance at night while sleeping in order to keep their breathing airway open. TMJ is a condition of the jaw that causes jaw pain and dysfunction of the jaw joint and muscles that control the jaw movement. TMJ patients can wear a removable appliance that gives them relief from TMJ at night while they sleep.
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