Are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as one’s natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Types of Dentures
Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved. Dentures are custom-made in a dental laboratory from impressions taken of your mouth. There are basically two types of dentures :
- full dentures to replacing full missing teeth
- partial dentures to replace single or multiple missing tooth or missing teeth
A full denture is placed in your mouth after any remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed. With full dentures, a flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The base of the upper denture covers the palate (the roof of your mouth), while that of the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe to accommodate your tongue.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Why Dentures Phuket?
Missing any number of teeth can be uncomfortable, both physically and psychologically. Temporary dentures may be worn whilst waiting for dental implants to heal or post teeth removal whilst waiting for gums to heal.
Chewing and talking can be difficult. Dentures is a simple and economical way to replace missing teeth. Dentures helps to prevent surrounding teeth from shifting into space or causing misalignment in the long run.
Development process takes several appointments and can take a few weeks that will depend on the complexity of construct, number and positioning of missing teeth. Once you’re dentist determines what type of appliance is best for you, the general steps are to:
- Make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of how your jaws relate to one another and how much space is between them. Models and wax forms are then made in the exact shape and position of the dentures
- You will “try in” this model several times and the denture will be assessed for color, shape, and fit before the final denture is fabricated
- The final dentures is cast and made
- Adjustments are made as and when necessary after the delivery of the dentures