Can you give me a simple explanation of what dentures exactly are?
Dentures from professional dentists are removable dental appliances that are an excellent replacement for missing teeth. Dental bridges and implants are mostly permanently fitted to the bone. However, dentures comprise prosthetic teeth, which are attached to a structure that supports them. A unique advantage of dentures is that they can be removed during the night, to clean them, or whenever patients desire. Patients also find that dentures provide them with numerous functional benefits, which allow them to eat their favorite foods and even improve their speech ability.
What are full dentures and partial dentures?
Full dentures are best for patients who do not have any teeth in the lower or upper jaw, or both. They help restore the confidence of the patient as he or she will find that they can eat and speak normally once they get these dentures. Partial dentures are suited for patients who have lost a few teeth but do not want to opt for dental bridges or implants. For such patients, dentures from dental professionals are an extremely affordable option. These are held in the right position with the help of the natural teeth and gums and a structure made of metal and plastic.
How are dentures made?
The dentist will take impressions of your teeth with the help of dental putty and imaging technology. Before crafting the final dentures, the dentist will get a wax model made so that it can be checked for appearance and fit. At this stage, the dentist will talk to the patient about possible design modifications. Once both you and your dentist are completely satisfied with the look and fit of the dentures, a prosthodontist or a laboratory technician will create the final prosthetic using natural looking, aesthetic and durable dental materials.