Have you lost several teeth? Do your missing teeth make you uncomfortable when you smile or limit the foods you can enjoy? If so, dentures are a great solution for replacing your missing teeth. They can improve the look of your smile and increase your ability to eat and enjoy time with friends and family. At My Family Dental Care, we can help you find an ideal solution for your missing teeth so you can smile with ease and eat more foods than you can today.
A denture is a set of removable artificial teeth. Dentures can be either complete or partial. A complete or full denture is one that replaces all of the natural teeth in either the upper or lower jaws. A partial denture fills in the spaces created by lost or missing teeth and is attached to your natural teeth with metal clasps.
The procedure of making a denture can be different depending on the type of denture. In general, it includes the following steps :
- Teeth extractions (if some teeth are healthy they can be kept and used as a base for an overdenture)
- Impressions of the mouth (before or after the extractions, depending on if an immediate denture or a conventional one will be used)
- Preparation of the restoration by the dental lab
- Trial fitting and final adjustments.