This is especially true among patients who have certain oral conditions and health problems that might not make them a suitable candidate for dental implants. Dental Depot provides custom-made dentures to replace lost teeth and complete the appearance of smiles in a professional and compassionate environment.
Partial dentures are designed to replace just a few missing teeth. Mounted on a metal frame that attaches to remaining natural teeth, partial dentures are a removable alternative to bridges. However, crowns may still be placed on the nearby natural teeth as anchors for the dentures.
A partial denture prevents remaining natural teeth from shifting, helping your jaw maintain the proper alignment. They may be used in place of other tooth replacement options like bridges if the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough.
Compete (or full) dentures are used when all of your natural teeth have been removed. A flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums, with the upper part covering the roof of your mouth (palate) and the lower part shaped like a horseshoe to fit over your bottom gums while leaving room for your tongue. Full dentures are held in place by either an oral adhesive or simple suction.
Conventional full dentures are placed after your gum tissue has healed from removing any remaining teeth. You may be without teeth for the several months it takes for your gums to heal.
When a patient decides to receive dentures as their teeth replacement option, the process to fabricate them is very detailed and intricate so that his or her new teeth are customized to look and feel natural. Since everyone’s oral anatomy is unique, customization of prosthetic teeth is essential for increasing oral function and restoring smiles. From the size of one’s mouth to the shape and thickness of their jaws, dentures must be tailor made.
The process for creating dentures begins with taking pictures, X-rays and impressions (molds) of jaws and any existing teeth. Once this is complete, our dentists will determine the unique measurements of the denture(s). These specifications will then be sent to a dental laboratory where the full or partial denture will be created by skilled technicians.
In the interim, while patients are waiting for their new teeth, they may be given temporary prosthetics to wear. Once the dentures are ready, they will be sent to our office and patients will return for a final fitting, and if there are any issues with the way dentures fit, adjustments will be made.
In addition to being custom made, dentures are crafted from very high quality materials to help lend a natural appearance and improvement to one’s smile. Porcelain is used to mimic lost tooth structure while pink-colored acrylic is used to resemble gum tissue. The pink colored portion of dentures is important for creating a seamless transition from natural gum structure to prosthetics.
If you are missing multiple teeth, we encourage you to set up a consultation with a Dental Depot dentist to discuss your tooth replacement options. Request a consultation appointment and let us help you get your smile back.