If teeth are missing, we can replace them with dentures for the health of your mouth, as well as for appearances sake. If you don’t replace missing teeth, you will find it harder to keep your gums and your other teeth healthy; without the support of the missing teeth, your jaw may become slack, thereby changing the shape of your face. Replacing missing teeth keeps you looking young and healthy longer.
You can replace missing teeth with full (“complete”) dentures on the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both; if only a few teeth are missing, you can replace them with partial dentures that fit between the teeth you still have.
Full dentures are meant for patients who have lost all of their teeth. Specially molded dentures slip over the gums and fit the specific contours of the patient’s mouth. Full dentures aid chewing, improve speech, and help to keep the mouth and surrounding facial area in correct alignment. Thankfully, modern advances have made it almost impossible for the average person to differentiate between full dentures and natural teeth. In order to make patients more comfortable, sedation dentistry is available at our office.
Full dentures are made from prefabricated acrylic and sized to fit the shape of your jaw and mouth. They mimic the color and appearance of your natural teeth. The unique impression of your teeth, bite, and the shape of your jaw shape will be used to create the dentures. Typically, conventional complete dentures require a one-to-two month wait after the extraction of your teeth, so that your mouth and gums will have time to heal, permitting a more accurate fitting. However, if you cannot afford to be without the missing teeth even for a short time, dentures can be inserted immediately after the extraction.
Over time your mouth will change, but your dentures will not. The jaw bones and gum can shrink or recede. You can have your dentures remade or refitted when necessary.
For some people, partial or removable dentures are the most suitable option available for replacing absent teeth. Partial dentures, which are kept in place with metal or tooth-colored clasps, aid chewing, prevent sagging of the cheeks and lips, and improve speech.
Modern advances have made it almost impossible for the average person to differentiate between dentures and natural teeth. They can be attached either by metal clasps or precision attachments. Precision attachments require crowns to be put on the remaining abutments teeth that hold the partial dentures in place. Regardless, these supporting teeth must be in good health.
If you are considering full or partial dentures, and would like to know more abour our dentures treatment, please visit our contact form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to assist you with more information.