Dentures are removable prostheses used to replace multiple missing teeth. They are made from a combination of dental-grade ceramic and acrylic that mimic the teeth and gums, respectively. Dentures are customized to offer a perfect fit, comfort, and aesthetic properties. This way, dentures are perhaps the best means to replace a large number of missing teeth.
How are dentures fabricated?
When you visit the dentist for the initial diagnosis, x-rays, and digital scans of the mouth are taken to understand the contour of the jaw ridges. This data will be harnessed to fabricate customized dentures in a dental laboratory, which may take a couple of weeks. Once the dentures are ready for use, the dentist will place them in your mouth and check their fit. If any changes are needed in their contour, the dentist makes them and provides perfectly fitting dentures to replace your missing teeth. Also, elaborate instructions would be given to care for the dentures, which would ensure they last for many years with no hassle.
Why should you choose dentures?
- Dentures are the best restorative option for patients with multiple missing teeth.
- Taking off the dentures and putting them back on whenever necessary is quite easy. Also, cleaning them is effortless.
- Their contour can be customized as required so that they stay stable in the mouth and do not slip or fall off easily.
- The dental-grade ceramic used in the fabrication of the prosthetic teeth can be customized to look exactly like natural teeth, thus giving your smile a pleasing appearance.
- Dentures are extremely durable and long-lasting.
- Once you put dentures on, it gives the face a fuller look. Many patients actually look younger as the cheeks and chin look firm and in shape.
- Patients who have a few natural teeth remaining can benefit from dentures too. We will provide partial dentures, which will restore just a few missing teeth and would sit perfectly adjoining the natural teeth, offering a complete smile.
How are partial dentures different from full dentures?
Sometimes, patients could have sustained a significant loss of teeth due to external trauma, cavities, or other oral infections. But, they may still have a good number of natural teeth perfectly intact and in healthy condition. For such conditions, we can fabricate customized partial dentures made from the same materials. As an additional means of stability and to hold the contour intact, partial dentures would be reinforced with a metal framework.
To know more, please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (317) 547-1111 to book an appointment with Dr. Sinnis at our office in Indianapolis, IN, and we'll guide you further.