Dentures are artificial dental prosthetics designed to mimic teeth and gums and replace lost or extracted teeth. They are either partial or full, depending on the location of the missing teeth. Your dentist would be the perfect person to decide what denture would be the best for your specific case.
What are dentures made of?
Traditional dentures were made out of porcelain or plastic material. Modern dentures are made out of Valplast, a nylon resin material. Dentures are generally made out of acrylic resin material. The base of the denture that resembles the gums are made out of plastic that would closely match the color of our natural gums.
What are the advantages of wearing dentures?
Wearing dentures as a form of restoration is a great way to not only improve the appearance of the smile but also to support the structures around the mouth such as cheeks and lips. They also allow you to masticate properly (which means you don't have to give up on your favorite meal). Dentures are also a feasible solution to replace teeth that are known to cause pain or lead to other oral health issues.
Partial dentures are known to be a popular tooth replacement method only when one or more teeth are missing or when surrounding teeth are not strong enough to hold restorations such as dental bridges. Partial dentures can be glued to the gum line where they will be attached to ensure that they won't fall apart. These dentures can be taken out at any time while the patient wishes to brush or sleep.
Full dentures or complete dentures function by replacing all of your missing teeth. They are easily removable.
Immediate dentures are placed over the missing teeth as soon as teeth are removed. This also means that the patient would not have to wait after teeth removal and can expect to have the restoration set the very same day.
To find out more about dentures and their many benefits, visit us at Pomona Smiles, CA.
Call our office at (909) 622-2150 to schedule your appointment today.