If you have lost one or several teeth and the surrounding tissue, dentures are a reliable tooth replacement option that gives a natural and aesthetic appearance. A denture is a removable dental appliance created to replace all or some of your natural teeth. Dentures serve multiple purposes, including restoring your smile's appearance, improving your ability to chew, and improving your speech. Dentures can either be partial or complete dentures, depending on the number of teeth the patient has lost.
What are dentures?
When a patient has lost all of their teeth, dentures can restore their smile. Dentures, also known as false teeth, are prosthetic teeth that sit on top of the gums. Dentures can be made to fit a patient's mouth perfectly, so they will look and feel natural. Dentures can be either full or partial.
Facts about dentures
- Dentures are removable false teeth that replace missing teeth.
- Dentures can improve speech, chewing, and appearance.
- Dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth.
- Dentures are a good alternative for patients who cannot have dental implants.
The benefits of getting dentures
Let's have a look at some of the advantages of wearing dentures.
- It improves your smile by giving your teeth a natural appearance.
- They are simple to clean.
- It will help to prevent additional dental health issues.
- They are comfortable to wear since they are specifically built to fit your mouth.
- You'll be able to chew more effectively, which will aid digestion.
Placement of dentures
Your dentist will take impressions of your jaw and mouth. They'll create a custom mold for an exact fit. Your dentist will adjust the dentures to ensure they fit comfortably.
It may take a few adjustments to get the perfect fit. Once the fit of the denture is ensured, the model is sent to a dental laboratory for its fabrication. Full dentures are usually placed after all teeth have been extracted or altered.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are a set of removable replacements for your missing teeth. These dentures will be custom-made to fit your mouth and match the color of your gums. The dentures will be supported by a plastic or metal framework. They will have replacement teeth set into them and may be attached to either your gum line or to some other teeth, such as a dental bridge.
Partial dentures can be a good option for patients who are missing a few teeth. These patients may still have healthy teeth remaining, so partial dentures can help to restore the function of their mouth. Partial dentures can also help patients to chew and speak more normally by filling in any spaces in their smiles.
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