Dentures are the modern-day solution to missing teeth. They are widely preferred by patients who have lost a significant number of teeth, which makes it challenging to replace using alternatives such as dental implants or bridges. Dentures are prosthetic teeth held together by a metal framework. The framework is covered using gum-colored acrylic that visually acts as the gum tissues. Together, they provide a strong and reliable tooth restoration solution that can help you get back your lost smile.
Partial and complete dentures
Dentures can be customized to replace all or just a few specific teeth based on the patient's requirement. A partial denture is one that contains only a few teeth that are firmly held in place by the metal framework. The main feature of a partial denture is a metal connector that comfortably rests on the palate. The denture can be removed and put back on whenever required.
As the name suggests, a complete denture is a restorative appliance that replaces all the missing teeth. In case the patients have just a few teeth remaining that they wish to get extracted, we can have it done so that the complete dentures fit comfortably in the mouth. They, too, are removable and help to restore the functionality and aesthetics of the mouth.
Why should you choose dentures?
- A denture is the best tooth-replacement option for patients who have gotten several teeth extracted. In such cases, dental implants or bridges wouldn't be the appropriate solution as the condition could get complicated and require several visits to the dentist's office.
- Losing a significant number of teeth can alter the facial aesthetics and make you look older than you actually are. The cheeks and the chin tend to look shrunken. Dentures can help you get a fuller smile, thereby massively improving your facial appearance.
- They are removable. The dentures can be taken off whenever you want to, such as while cleaning your mouth or sleeping. They can be worn back again without hassle.
- They can be cleaned easily using a regular toothbrush. This helps to remove plaque and deposited food debris from the prosthetic teeth.
- Biting and chewing food would resume to normal when you have dentures on. Also, the phonetics can be restored to the way it was before you lost your teeth.
- Perhaps, the most significant advantage of getting a denture is the visual similarity with the natural teeth. Their visual features can be customized to match the natural teeth perfectly.
How can I get a denture?
When you visit our practice for a denture, we will carefully analyze your condition and decide your candidacy. Scans and x-rays will be taken to get a better idea of the oral structure. Once you're deemed fit for a denture, highly precise digital impressions of your mouth will be taken to fabricate the denture. It may take a couple of weeks for them to be ready and arrive from the laboratory, after which we would place it in your mouth and check for fit and comfort. If any changes in the structure are required, they will be made until you feel they are perfect.
Please do reach out to us on call or by scheduling an online consultation with our dental professionals, and we'll be glad to assist you further.