When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are multiple options available. One of those options is getting dentures. While dentures are never the same as natural teeth, or as functional as something fixed in place like a bridge or an implant, they are a very cost effective way to replace multiple missing teeth at one time. If you are missing teeth, or have dentures that you are not happy with, contact us today for a consult and find out what we can do for you.
There are various options for dentures these days with two basic styles: clasping, with a metal framework, or all plastic. Generally, the metal frameworks are more solid, providing the best long term fit and durability. However, they have less cosmetic appeal, and in some cases can produce a metallic taste. On the other hand, plastic dentures may be thicker and a bit weaker, but many of them can be easy to modify in the future (if more teeth need to be added to them). There are also some plastic type dentures that try to mimic the thinness and durability of metal framework dentures, but these are almost impossible to modify and will likely need replacing on a more frequent basis.
Dentures are an economical replacement for a single missing front tooth. Generally the design is an all-plastic denture, which may or may not have any clasps. These dentures primarily serve a cosmetic role, more so than a functional one. Overall functionality will vary between patient and the dentures’ overall design.
When it comes to getting a complete set of dentures, much can be done to change someone’s overall look. When a complete set of dentures is made, the teeth can be made longer, shorter, fuller, whiter, etc. Some of the structural components are determined by the patient’s base anatomy in order to ensure the denture is functional, but a lot can be done cosmetically to enhance a smile. As changes to the jaw structure occurs over time, complete dentures will need to be replaced or modified along the way.