Dentures and partial dentures are removable restorative dental appliances that replace missing teeth and restore oral functionality. They are commonly used in restorative dentistry to address extensive tooth loss. They are typically made from acrylic resin and metal frameworks for strength and support. At Dental Care of Fremont, dentures are custom-made to fit your mouth and mimic the appearance of natural teeth. They are designed to closely resemble your natural smile, including tooth color, shape, and size, providing an aesthetically pleasing restoration. Dentures restore oral functionality, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. They improve chewing efficiency, speech clarity, and facial aesthetics. While there may be an adjustment period initially, with practice, most people adapt well to wearing dentures.
The Procedure for Dentures or Partial Dentures
If dentures or partial dentures are recommended, your dentist will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan includes the type of dentures, materials, and aesthetics. Impressions of your mouth will be taken, which involve using a dental putty to capture the shape of your gums and any remaining teeth. These impressions will be used to create custom-fitted dentures or partials. The impressions and other necessary measurements are sent to a dental laboratory, where skilled technicians will fabricate your dentures or partials. They will use the impressions to create a model of your mouth and craft the prosthetic teeth and gum-colored base to fit your unique oral anatomy.
Once your dentures or partials are ready, you will return to your dentist for a fitting. The dentist will ensure that the dentures or partials fit properly, provide proper alignment with your bite, and feel comfortable. Adjustments may be made to the dentures or partials' shape, size, or color to achieve the desired fit and aesthetics. It may take several visits to achieve the optimal fit and function.
The Benefits of Dentures & Partials
Dentures and partials restore the ability to chew and speak properly. They enable you to eat a wider variety of foods and articulate speech more clearly, improving overall oral function.
Dentures and partials are designed to closely resemble natural teeth, enhancing the appearance of your smile. The artificial teeth are customized to match your existing teeth' color, shape, and size, providing a natural-looking result and boosting self-confidence.
Jawbone and Facial Structure Support
Dentures and partials help support the underlying jawbone and maintain the shape and integrity of the facial structures. They prevent the jawbone from deteriorating and minimize the potential for a sunken or aged appearance that can occur with tooth loss.
Dentures and partials can significantly improve your quality of life by restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. For the best dental care, visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479.