Dentures and Partial Dentures
Tooth loss has many causes. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is gum or periodontal disease. You may lose teeth as a result of facial trauma, such as a sports injury, car accident, or fall in the home or at work. You may even lose teeth as a result of severe tooth decay. No matter if the teeth fall out by themselves or they need to be professionally extracted, tooth loss has several significant effects on your life. When you are faced with the loss of several teeth, or a full arch of teeth, Bijan Family Dental Practice can help with dentures and partial dentures.
Effects of Losing Teeth
Losing your teeth has several effects. These include:
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are the traditional treatment for replacing missing teeth. They have been around for hundreds of years. Dentures today are greatly different from those used even just a few decades ago. However, the design behind them is fairly similar. The dentures of today are made to much more natural in appearance. Long gone are the dentures that look too perfect, giving them away as fake. Dentures consist of an acrylic base that can be colored to perfectly match the color of your natural gum tissue. The base holds your replacement teeth, which are made from an acrylic resin. This material can be made to look exactly like natural teeth. The base of the denture is made to sit directly on your gums, and the tissue provides the necessary support.
Replacing a Full Arch of Teeth
Full dentures are what most people think of when they hear the word dentures. This particular restoration is designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. It can be used for the upper arch, the lower arch, or even both. Before receiving your dentures, any unhealthy teeth in the arch first need to be extracted. Once the teeth have been removed, an impression of your mouth is taken. The impression is sent to our dental lab where it is used to design and create your new teeth. Once the denture is finished, we check to make sure that it fits properly and that your bite is natural.
Replacing a Section of Teeth With Partials
If you are missing a section of teeth and the rest of your teeth are healthy, a partial denture may be recommended. After all, if your remaining teeth are perfectly healthy, there is no need to remove them from your mouth. Partial dentures are made similarly to full dentures, and they have a similar design. In addition to using your gums for support, a partial denture also has metal clasps that attach to your healthy teeth, providing extra support.
Benefits of Dentures
Dentures offer some benefits, including:
Dentures and partial dentures can give you back the functions of your mouth, greatly improving your quality of life after tooth loss. Call Bijan Family Dental Practice at (714) 421-4494 to schedule your appointment today and find out if dentures are the right solution for you.