Dentures are the best way to replace multiple missing teeth. They are removable prostheses made from a combination of gum-colored acrylic and tooth-colored ceramic. Both of these materials are highly durable and offer excellent longevity. More importantly, patients who have lost their natural teeth can bite and chew food as they used to earlier.
What are the advantages of dentures?
- Dentures help to restore your facial aesthetics as they made the cheeks and chin appear fuller.
- Dentures mimic the appearance of both the teeth and gums. Together, they restore the appearance of the entire dental setup.
- The ceramic prosthetic teeth are stain-resistant and highly durable.
- Dentures are removable appliances. They can be taken off when you have to sleep, clean your mouth, or clean the dentures.
- Caring for the dentures is pretty simple. They can be cleaned with a regular toothbrush and stored in a glass of denture cleansing solution when you take them off.
How are dentures fabricated?
The dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis of your mouth during the initial consultation. If you have any teeth that are severely damaged, decayed, or worn out, they will be extracted. Depending on whether or not you have any natural teeth remaining, the dentist will suggest complete or partial dentures. They can be used to restore a few missing teeth or all the teeth, respectively.
We will take x-rays and scans of the mouth and use them to make a digital impression. It will be sent to a dental laboratory, where it is used as a reference for fabricating the dentures. It usually takes a few weeks for the dentures to be made, after which the dentist will schedule a consultation for you. At our practice, we will place the dentures in your mouth and check for perfect fit and comfort. If the dentures are not fitting correctly, we will make the necessary modifications to ensure they are fit well. The dentist will also give you care instructions about maintaining the dentures. Also, periodic consultations will be required so that the dentist can check them regularly and make sure they haven’t deformed or been damaged.
For more information about Dentures or to schedule a consultation with the professional dentists, call our office in Sunnyvale at 408-830-0123.