Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth that are usually recommended to patients who have lost a large number of teeth. A denture comprises an acrylic base and ceramic tooth-like structures that are held by it. Together, they mimic the appearance of gums and teeth as a whole. There are mainly two types of dentures that can be categorized based on the number of teeth they restore; complete dentures and partial dentures.
What are complete and partial dentures?
Complete dentures restore every single tooth in your mouth. They can further be categorized into conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are the ones that dentists provide after they remove all your teeth, and the wounds heal. On the other hand, immediate dentures are provided right after the teeth are extracted. You can start using the dentures, and the wounds will heal under them.
Partial dentures, as the name suggests, are used by patients who still have a significant number of teeth remaining. The denture can be fabricated in such a way that the prosthetic teeth sit adjacent to the natural ones, thereby giving you a perfect smile. A metal framework is usually used with partial dentures as it helps to hold the teeth in place.
What is the procedure involved?
When you visit our practice for a consultation, the dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and determine your candidacy for dentures. If you wish to have your teeth extracted before getting dentures, the dentist will have them removed. A highly precise mold of your jaw will be created. The denture will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. This may take a few days, after which we will notify you. The dentist will place the dentures in your mouth and check for fit and comfort. If any changes need to be made, we will tend to them and ensure they fit you perfectly.
Advantages of choosing dentures
- Dentures give a fuller look to your face as they restore the shape of your cheeks and chin.
- With dentures in your mouth, you will be able to bite and chew food again.
- You can smile confidently with dentures. You will no longer have to hold back your smile or feel embarrassed when you socialize.
- Dentures are the best option to restore a large number of missing teeth.
- They last for several years without hassle, provided you take good care of them.
To have a consultation with our dentists, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (262) 634-8662, and we will be happy to help.