What are Dentures?
Dentures have been around for hundreds of years as a way to replace missing teeth, although the dentures of today are vastly different than their earlier predecessors. They are much more comfortable, and much more natural looking in appearance. Dentures consist of acrylic resin teeth set into a removable, gum colored acrylic base. Created from digital impressions of your mouth, the base is designed to sit on your gums, which provide the support for your restoration, and is held in place by suction. Dentures can be made to replace an entire arch of teeth, or sections of missing teeth.
Full dentures are used to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Before impressions are taken, we first need to extract any unhealthy teeth that might still be remaining in the arch. Digital impressions are then taken, and sent to our in-house dental lab. The images are displayed on a computer monitor, and our technicians use specialized software to design custom dentures to fit your mouth and your needs. Once designed, the denture is milled.
Partial dentures are designed to replace sections of missing teeth while keeping your perfectly healthy teeth intact. After all, there is no reason to extract healthy teeth. Along with preventing the extraction of healthy teeth, a partial denture helps to keep those teeth from shifting out of their natural alignment. Just like full dentures, a partial denture consists of acrylic resin teeth set into a gum-colored, acrylic base. The base sits on your gums, which provide support for your restoration. Partials also have metal clasps, which attach to your healthy teeth, for additional support. These dentures are made similarly to full dentures. We take digital impressions of your mouth and our in-house dental lab designs and creates a custom restoration to fit perfectly in your mouth.
Dentures offer several benefits:
Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your mouth, your oral health, and your smile, giving you back your quality of life. Call us here at Beautiful Smiles today at (530) 206-9211 to schedule your consultation and find out if dentures, or partial dentures, are right for you.
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