A denture is an affordable and reliable solution to replace missing teeth. At SmileHere Family Dental, our patients often choose dentures for their quality, durability, and affordability. To determine if dentures are the right option for you, you need to undergo a thorough dental examination. The dentist will also look into the goals you have for your appearance and the functionality of your smile.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are three main types of dentures as follows:
If you are undergoing dental procedures to get dental implants or dental bridges to replace your missing teeth, the dentist will use temporary dentures until your final restorations are fabricated. Temporary dentures ensure that you still have a natural-looking smile and are able to eat and talk properly while you wait for your final restorations to be ready. The temporary denture acts like a removable retainer and is secured in place with the help of a metal wire.
When you are missing only a few of your natural teeth, the dentist will recommend partial dentures to replace those teeth. These dentures have a plastic base that is the same color as your gums and a metal framework to keep the artificial teeth in place.
If you have lost all of your natural teeth, then complete dentures can help replace them. Complete dentures replace entire arches of missing teeth and are made from a gum-colored base and artificial teeth. The latest technologies have made dentures more functional, comfortable, and natural-looking.
How Are Dentures Made?
If dentures are determined to be the right treatment option for your oral concern, then our dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums to create your customized dentures. The dentist will also determine how your jaw functions and send all the data to a dental lab where the denture will be fabricated. Once the dental lab sends over the customized dentures, the dentist will ensure that they not only look natural but also fit perfectly.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
- Dentures offer many benefits, such as:
- They replace missing teeth in a non-invasive way
- They are a quick and easy dental solution
- They have a natural look and feel
- They improve your confidence
- They restore your ability to enjoy your favorite foods again
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