There Are Many Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Smile enhancement is accomplished by:
- Filling gaps in your smile
- Supporting lips and cheeks to avoid that "caved in" appearance
- Brighten your smile with lighter shades of teeth.
- Enjoy your meals more by chewing more easily to allow enjoying the flavor.
- Chewing your food completely aids digestion.
- Prevent remaining teeth from becoming crooked.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Removable partial dentures are a removable designed to replace missing teeth in adults. Partial dentures are fabricated from metal fused with plastic, all plastic, or a flexible lightweight plastic material. Depending upon the type of partial that is desired, either metal or plastic clasps are used to hold it in place to adjacent teeth.
Partials usually require two or more visits, with follow up adjustments after delivery. They typically need to be replaced every five to seven years. The first visit is very simple and involves taking impressions, or molds, of your upper and lower teeth. From these molds, plaster models are made and sent to a dental lab along with specific instructions for fabricating your partial denture. A few weeks later, you will return to the office to receive your removable partial denture and begin smiling and chewing much better. Further adjustments will be made as needed.
Removable partial dentures are an affordable way to replace missing teeth in adults until a more permanent solution can be obtained.
What are Dentures?
When all your upper or lower teeth are missing, or need to be removed, a denture is a good treatment for replacing them. With proper home care and regular adjustments and relines, your denture can provide a functional bite and natural looking smile.
We provide complete and immediate dentures, as well as overdentures. The process of making dentures varies in each case and usually involves a series of appointments.
When your natural teeth are already missing, a complete denture is a wonderful treatment option as it supports your lips and cheeks for a more attractive and youthful appearance. The denture also enables you to eat more nutritious foods and speak more clearly.
The first step is to take impressions of your mouth. An accurate model is made from these impressions and the lab uses this model to create the denture base. In many cases, a wax rim is mounted on the base for you to try in. This helps confirm the correct relationship between the upper and lower teeth. The lab then creates a wax replica of the final denture, called a wax- tryin. You will try in the wax-bite and we will note any changes to the fit of the base and to the color, shape and placement of the teeth. We then send the wax-bite back to the lab and thy process it to create the final denture. When the denture is ready, you try it in and any necessary adjustments are made.