Why Get Dentures?
Missing teeth can negatively affect eating, speaking, and the aesthetics of your smile. They also can also cause your jaw to lose bone mass, your remaining teeth to shift, and your face to suffer alterations in appearance. Perhaps most importantly, missing teeth mar the beauty of your smile and take away your ability to smile and laugh freely.
Dentures restore the look and function of your smile, are custom-crafted just for you, and are easy to maintain. Today’s dentures are natural-looking, more comfortable than ever, and last for decades with proper care. If you are missing one or more teeth, you should look into dentures as a long-term solution, as well as alternatives such as dental bridges and dental implants.
Types of Dentures
There are many types of dentures, each designed to remedy specific dental problems. If you are missing only a few teeth, then you have choices like Cast partial dentures , Flexible dentures , Normal routine partial denturesIf you are missing more teeth, complete dentures may be needed. Complete dentures can only be fitted after any remaining teeth are extracted and the gums have healed.
Cast partial dentures use occlusal resta and clasps and derive support from the adjoining teeth and tissues for its stability. The end result is excellent as far as stability is concerned but there are particular indications for its use.
Flexible Dentures which are relatively new are very comfortable to wear and do not have any metal clasps unlike cast partial or routine dentures. they are made from special polymer material which is very flexible making it very easy to wear and maintain for the patient.
We also offer immediate dentures, upper dentures, and over dentures.
- Immediate dentures are placed immediately after any remaining teeth are extracted, and may need to be adjusted later as your gums heal. Only certain patients are candidates for immediate dentures.
- Upper dentures replace your upper teeth only.
- Over dentures use one or more of your remaining teeth for support. The advantage of this type is greater stability when chewing.
Implant-retained dentures lock onto dental implants placed with the Mini Drive-Lock™ system.
Making and Fitting of Dentures
Regardless of type, Making and fitting of any type of denture is a multi-step process. At our office , we work to make the process efficient and comfortable, while taking all the steps to ensure a superior fit and a natural-looking result.
Next, your dentures will be carefully crafted in a dental lab. During your follow-up appointment, your dentist will work with you to fine-tune the shape, color, and fit of the dentures.
When this process is complete, you should be free to enjoy your dentures for many years to come!