Esthetic Dentures and Partials
There are two types of esthetic dentures available in Richmond, VA. Complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when a patient is missing all of his or her teeth or when they are planning a complete extraction.
Inspired Smiles recommends partial dentures when a patient is missing some of their natural teeth, and implants are possible. Partial dentures fill the holes left by missing teeth and prevent your other teeth from shifting.
Dentures for Missing Teeth
Unfortunately, not all people are good candidates for dental implants and that is where dentures come in. Dentures are tooth prosthetics designed to function and look like your natural smile. Dentures are removable and much more advanced than they used to be.
The structure that supports the artificial teeth for the denture is made from resin or flexible polymer. The supporting structure resembles your natural gum line and is made to fit snugly over your gums.
The teeth are made from hard resin, which is much stronger than plastic or porcelain. Keep in mind that unlike dental implants, dentures will need to be replaced from time to time. The teeth on dentures are like your car tires, and will need to be replaced as they wear over several years.
01. Full Dentures
If you are having a full set of dentures, any remaining teeth will be extracted to make way for your removable dentures. Digital pictures and x-rays are taken to custom make your new smile, which could take a couple of weeks. When your new false teeth are ready, Dr. Victoria Yeager or Dr. Daniel Yeager will check for fit and comfort. Dentures allow you to eat, speak, and smile again.
02. Partial Dentures
Partial dentures are natural looking and removable and used for people who still have some healthy natural teeth. Partial dentures are made from acrylic and metal and attach to your existing teeth. This makes them strong enough to support eating, chewing and speaking. Some partial dentures are 100 percent acrylic and while they may not be as strong as metal and acrylic, acrylic only partials are a good solution in some situations.
If you would like more information regarding dentures or partial dentures, call and schedule an appointment with Inspired Smiles today.
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