Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are used by patients who have lost most of their natural teeth. Dentures are made from a base that is composed of gum-colored acrylic. It supports prosthetic teeth made from dental-grade ceramic, which can be customized to a great extent. Together, they form a complete replacement for one’s dental setup that appears and functions like the natural teeth.
What are the advantages of dentures?
- Dentures are highly durable since the teeth are made from dental-grade ceramic that is highly resistant to wear.
- Dentures are removable. You can take them off whenever you have to clean your mouth, clean the dentures, or go to bed.
- The acrylic used to mimic the gum tissues is incredibly lifelike in appearance. Anyone who looks at your prosthetic teeth will not be able to find out that they are not natural teeth. Such is the visual resemblance that dentures have to natural teeth.
- You will be able to bite and chew your favorite food with dentures in place. You no longer have to stick to a diet composed of only soft foods and liquids. However, avoid biting or chewing extremely hard foods or objects to keep the prosthetic teeth intact.
- Dentures help you regain your ideal facial shape as they make your cheeks and chin appear fuller.
What are partial dentures?
Partial dentures are used to replace a specific number of teeth in the mouth. They are used when the patient still has a significant number of natural teeth left and healthy enough to be retained in the mouth. Partial dentures are held together by a metal framework, which gives them the necessary strength and stability. Partial dentures are removable just like any conventional dentures, making them simple to use.
How are dentures fabricated?
The dentist will take a highly precise mold of your teeth using a hand-held scanning tool. It will be shared with a dental laboratory, where the dentures will be fabricated from dental-grade ceramic and acrylic. It may take a few weeks for the dentures to be completed, after which the dentist will place them in your mouth and check for fit and comfort. If they are ill-fitting, they will be altered in terms of contour, and the dentist will hand you perfectly-fitting dentures.
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