Information About This Procedure
When you were a kid and you lost a tooth your life went on as if nothing happened. But now that you are all grown up, losing a tooth means a big life emergency.
Tooth loss can be caused by a lot of factors including bad oral hygiene, poor nutrition, heavy smoking, accident, and tooth decay. The best remedy to this is by wearing dentures.
Dentures are custom-made replacement teeth for the permanent ones that fell off. They are usually made from acrylic or metal, and are widely known as removable false teeth. Full dentures are meant to replace an entire upper or lower row of the teeth. Partial dentures, on the other hand, replace several missing teeth in a row.
You are a good candidate for dentures if:
- you are missing multiple teeth
- you do not qualify for dental bridges
- you want to restore your confidence
- you have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
Finding a reputable dentist is one of your first steps when planning to get dentures. Initially, your dentist will review your dental history and then recommend the best appliance suitable for you. In the succeeding visits your dentist will make a series of impressions of your jaw and take measurements of the space between the jaws. Your dentist will then create a plastic pattern in the exact shape and position of the denture to be made. The final dentures should fit snugly over your gums and jawbone. Adjustment can be made as necessary. The entire process may take 1-2 months.
Benefits of dentures
- improves facial appearance
- increases confidence and self-image
- provides ample support for chewing
- improves speech
To know if you make a good candidate for dentures simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified dental specialist will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.