Losing the natural teeth can be quite upsetting. Some of the common causes of tooth loss are cavities, root canal infection, gum diseases, jawbone deterioration, or the adverse effects of some health conditions. Losing multiple teeth can make it difficult to bite and chew food, pronounce words correctly, or perform even the basic oral functions like talking and smiling with confidence.
How can missing teeth be restored?
There are only a handful of restorative options to replace missing teeth, such as dental implants, bridges, and dentures. But, implants and bridges are widely used to replace single missing teeth and are not suitable for multiple teeth replacement, as the procedure could become complicated. Hence, the best way to replace multiple or even all the teeth is by using dentures.
What are dentures?
Dentures are oral prosthetics made from a combination of dental-grade ceramic and acrylic to mimic the teeth and gums. The dentist will take precise digital scans and x-rays of the mouth to create a digital impression, which would serve as a reference for fabricating the dentures in a dental laboratory. Once done, the dentures will be placed in your mouth and checked for contour and fit. If any changes are required, the dentist will make the modifications and ensure the perfect set of dentures are provided to you.
What are the advantages of dentures?
- Dentures are the most suitable solution to replace multiple missing teeth.
- They are removable. You can easily take them off whenever you have to clean the mouth, brush the dentures, go to bed, etc.
- The dental-grade ceramic used to make the prosthetic teeth can be customized to match the natural teeth' exact appearance.
- Their color, contour, texture, and translucency can be customized as required.
- Once the dentures are placed in the mouth, they make the cheeks and chin appear fuller.
- Dentures can be fabricated in such a way that they restore only a few selected teeth that are missing. They are called partial dentures and are held together by a metal framework.
- With optimum care, dentures last for several years without any hassle.
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