Losing the natural teeth due to causes such as external oral trauma, cavities, and other oral infections can have a lot of drawbacks. Patients usually face a lack of confidence, the inability to bite and chew food, change in facial shape, etc. Hence, we offer the perfect solution to replace multiple missing teeth - Prosthetic dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are the most sought-after solution for replacing a large number of teeth. They are removable oral appliances placed in the mouth and removed when required. Dentures are made from a combination of acrylic and tooth-colored ceramic, which mimics the appearance of the gums and natural teeth, respectively.
What are the types of dentures?
Dentures can widely be classified as complete and partial dentures. As the names suggest, complete dentures restore every single tooth in the mouth. They can further be divided into conventional and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are given to the patient after removing all the teeth from the mouth, and the wounds heal completely. On the other hand, immediate dentures will be provided on the very day of removing the teeth. The wounds are allowed to heal under the dentures.
Partial dentures are made from a combination of a metal framework, acrylic, and tooth-colored ceramic. They replace only a few particular missing teeth and are removable, just like complete dentures. Partial dentures are a great restorative option for patients with multiple missing teeth but still have a good number of natural teeth intact.
How are dentures fabricated?
When you visit our dental practice, our dentist will thoroughly diagnose your condition and determine which type of dentures would be suitable for you. If you wish to get any of your teeth extracted, we will have them removed before going ahead with the procedure.
We use a highly precise digital scanning tool to create a digital mold of your teeth. It will be used as a reference for fabricating dentures. We will keep a close eye on the color of the acrylic and ceramic while making the dentures. Once they are fabricated, we will place them in your mouth and check for fit and comfort. If any modifications are required, the dentist will make them and give you perfectly fitting dentures.
Schedule an appointment online or call us at (770) 458-3600 to consult your dentist at Brightworks Dentistry in Dunwoody, GA. Ask more about dentures and partials to our Dunwoody dentist, we will happy to answer and help.