The teeth are responsible for several oral functions such as biting and chewing food, speech, and also help us put forth a beautiful smile. But, patients with multiple missing teeth often face difficulties with these essential oral functions. They usually feel too conscious of their appearance and may think twice before smiling openly.
Many patients with multiple missing teeth visit our dental practice. They usually seem low and wish they could smile wholeheartedly like everyone else. As dentists, we understand how you feel and hence, strive to give you the best smile possible.
What are dentures?
Dentures are prosthetic teeth that are highly-preferred by patients who have more number of missing teeth. This oral condition could be external trauma to the mouth, aging, oral diseases, etc. No matter the reason, dentures can be used by all patients who wish to get all or most of their teeth restored. Dentures can be briefly classified into complete and partial dentures.
Complete dentures: These dentures are used when the patients have got every single tooth in the mouth removed. They are made from dental-grade ceramic and gum-colored acrylic to mimic the entire oral setup. The best part about these dentures is that they are removable. You may take them off when you go to bed, clean your mouth, etc.
Partial dentures:When patients still have a significant number of teeth intact but wish to get multiple missing teeth restored, they can choose partial dentures. These dentures are custom-fabricated according to each patient’s individual needs and will have prosthetic teeth only in specific positions. These teeth sit adjacent to your natural ones when you put the dentures on, thereby completing your oral setup.
How are dentures fabricated?
Dentures are fabricated with high precision at a dental laboratory. When you visit the dental practice for the initial consultation, the dentist will thoroughly examine your oral condition and determine which type of restoration is the best for you. X-rays and digital scans of your teeth will be taken to make a digital mold. It will be shared with the dental laboratory for fabrication of the dentures, which could take a couple of weeks. During the next appointment, the dentist will place the dentures in the mouth and check for perfect fit and comfort. The dentist will make any necessary minor changes to give the perfect set of prosthetic teeth.
Schedule an online appointment or call us at (602) 726-1594 to have a consultation at Lemon Tree Dentistry, and we’ll be able to guide you further.