Dentures are custom-made, removable dental appliances that are used to replace multiple missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures are custom created to fit the shape of your mouth and match the appearance of your smile. They can be made from a variety of materials like acrylic, metal, or ceramic.
How are dentures fabricated?
When you visit Dr. Vose to get your dentures, thorough screening and diagnosis will be conducted and he will look into various factors such as the number of existing teeth, gum health, jawbone shrinkage, etc. Based on the observations, we will determine your candidacy for dentures. If you wish to get your existing damaged or decayed teeth extracted, we will schedule the extractions to remove them.
During the next consultation, our dentist will take precise oral scans and x-rays of the mouth to map the size and contour of the gums and dental ridges. This will serve as a reference for fabricating the dentures in a dental laboratory, which may take a couple of weeks. Once the dentures are fabricated and ready for use, they will be placed in your mouth and checked for fit and comfort. If any changes are required in the contour, we will make them and provide dentures that offer the perfect fit. Dr. Vose will take you through their usage and the best practices to ensure they do not sustain any damage.
What are the partial dentures?
It is often a common misconception that dentures are used to replace every single tooth in the mouth. But, this isn’t true. Dentures can be fabricated to replace only a few sets of missing teeth as per the requirement. Such prosthetics are called partial dentures and are held together firmly with the help of a metal framework. The prosthetic teeth from the dentures would sit perfectly alongside the existing natural teeth and provide you a complete bite.
What are the advantages of dentures?
- Dentures allow you to bite and chew food effectively
- They are incredibly durable, thanks to the dental-grade materials used to fabricate them
- Dentures restore a beautiful and pleasing smile as they replace the missing teeth in your mouth
- They make your face appear fuller
- They can be fabricated either in a complete or partial form
- Dentures can be personalized as required to match the appearance of your natural teeth perfectly.
Request an appointment online or call us at 507-387-2255 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.