A restorative solution for missing teeth, Full Dentures are used on those who have no remaining natural teeth. Dentures are also often used on those who have lost several teeth (also known as Partial Dentures).
The loss of teeth may result from periodontal disease, tooth decay or injury. While some may avoid the replacement of teeth, this is not recommended! Not replacing missing teeth can result in a shift of the remaining teeth, inability to bite and chew properly, and a sagging facial appearance.
The benefit of Full and Partial Dentures is that they are designed to be:
Reasons for Dentures:
Both Full and Partial Dentures are removable and typically made of metal and acrylic resin – a plastic-like material that is molded to fit the exact shape of the mouth.
Dentures are made and placed in the patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. Dentures require the dentist to take measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaw.
Flexible dentures are also available, as the most advanced prosthodontic solution available today. A perfect alternative to conventional and partial dentures, flexible dentures are made of a special thermoplastic material, are highly comfortable, and extremely resistant to breaking. In comparison to traditional dentures, flexible dentures also have numerous advantages that make denture wearing incredibly easy and pleasant for patients, in that they are: thinner, stay firmly in place and do not slip or fall off, do not cause allergic reactions, have no metal clasps, are lightweight, do not break or crack and take up less space.
What does getting Dentures involve?
The process of getting Dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (also known as molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several appointments may be necessary to also ensure the proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, we will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.