Dentures

Dentures

Dentures are a quick and instant solution for missing teeth and their surrounding tissues. They differ from full mouth reconstruction and dental bridges in the sense that they are removable. Partial dentures serve as replacement for teeth that are missing in certain areas while complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing either on the top or bottom jaw (or both). Dentures are a quick, easy, and cost-effective solution which can immediately improve a patient’s smile. Technology in dentistry has made leaps and bounds in the design of dentures adding extra protection for gums and jaw. Patients can generally obtain dentures in about 3–6 weeks. The prosthodontist (prosthetic dentist) or dentist will make a series of impressions of a patient’s jaw and measure how their jaws function in relation to one another, as well as take into account the space in between the jaws. A model is made of the precise shape and positioning of the denture. Next, a short trial period of the model in the patient’s mouth is assessed by the dentist. Color, shape, and fit of the denture will be checked before the final cast of the denture is made for the patient.

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