Patients who are missing teeth struggle with eating and speaking properly. Additionally, missing teeth may make it difficult to smile confidently. Fortunately, dentures and partials can help you restore the function of your mouth and the appearance of your smile.
Before you receive your dentures or partials, your dentist in Phoenix, AZ will take an impression of your mouth. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where your denture or partial will be made. Your dentist will give you a temporary denture or partial to wear in the meantime. Once your permanent denture or partial is ready, your dentist will attach it.
What are dentures?
Dentures are removable tooth replacement prosthetics designed to replace any number of missing teeth.
Dentures are worn over the gums to replace missing teeth. They are removable, so you can take them out to clean them or take them out to sleep.
Traditional dentures are typically made of a pink acrylic base with tooth-shaped acrylic pieces attached to them to replace missing teeth. However, they are also available in flexible materials, such as silicone, which look and feel more like natural gums.
What are Partials?
When we refer to partials or "partial dentures," we are talking about a restoration that only replaces a few teeth. The restoration can be removable, or it may be fixed or attached to the teeth with a metal framework.
Partial dentures are a popular option for patients missing multiple teeth. They can help prevent other teeth from shifting out of place, and they can also improve a patient's chewing ability.
Why would I need dentures or partials?
There are many reasons you might need dentures or partials. They could be necessary if your teeth were unable to be saved if your teeth were severely decayed or fractured, or even if you just lost your teeth in an accident.
Dentures and Partials: The Process Explained
Getting a denture or partial can be a life-changing decision. Your mouth won't be the same as it used to be, but dentures or partials can improve your quality of life. Once you get used to your dentures or partials, you'll be able to eat normally, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
But getting a new denture or partial is a multi-step process. First, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Then, a dental lab will fabricate your dentures or partials. Finally, your dentist will place your denture or partial.
At Biltmore Commons Dental Care, we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you're ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at (602) 249-2227 or visit us at 1277 E Missouri Ave Ste 217 Phoenix, AZ 85014.