What Are Dentures?

Dentures are removable replacement teeth, usually constructed of plastic and sometimes feature porcelain or metal components for structural or cosmetic purposes. Dentures come in two varieties: complete and partial. Both types are custom fitted and if properly cared for can have a natural appearance that are nearly indiscernible from real teeth. Dentures can also help improve muscle strength of the facial and jaw muscles that require support of the teeth, correct pronunciation issues, and help with chewing.

How Are They Made?

Depending on a patient’s individual needs, teeth may need to be removed and surgery may be required to improve the gums and bone structure that supports the dentures. A wax mold of your mouth is made to give the dentist an exact model of your mouth structure. A second appointment to try-on the dentures and refine the fit and color will ensure your new dentures look and fit perfectly.

Types

Complete When all of the upper or lower teeth are replaced, complete dentures are used. Once the pulled teeth have healed, patients can begin wearing complete dentures. Immediate Placed all at once, immediate dentures can require additional adjustments after the mouth has healed. Bone and tissue can sometimes take months or weeks to heal after tooth extraction. Upper Are for upper teeth only Over Over dentures use an existing tooth or teeth as partial structural support. These types of dentures are usually more stable during chewing but often cost more and require more preparation to install. Partial Partials are implemented when only some teeth are missing. Partial dentures attach to metal anchors that are cemented to existing natural teeth. Partial dentures can help prevent further damage on remaining teeth by taking away some of the pressure or stress and preventing shifting or movement into the empty spaces. Partials can also be useful in reducing further tooth decay or gum disease.

How Much Are Dentures?

The total cost of a new set depends on the size, type, and quality of materials used.

Denture Financing

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