A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available-complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
When your top and bottom set of teeth are missing, a full denture is a great treatment and solutions for replacing them. With proper home care and periodic adjustments, your denture can provide a functional bite and a natural-looking smile.
The denture making process usually involves a series of appointments. The first appointment involves taking impressions of your mouth. Our lab will than create a model and create the denture base. In many cases, a wax rim is mounted on the base for you to try in. This assists in confirming the proper relationship between the top and bottom teeth.
Our lab then constucts a wax-set up of the final denture. The wax-set up is placed, and we make note of any changes to the fit of the base and to the color, shape, and placement of the teeth. We then return the model back to the lab, and they process notes to create the final denture.
On the next visit, we deliver the denture and make any necessary adjustments.
Flexible Partial Dentures
When several teeth in your upper or lower arch are missing, a flexible partial denture is a good treatment to replace them. Flexible partials are removable appliances that are held in place by gum-colored clasps that fit around the remaining teeth.
With proper home care and regular checkups, a flexible partial will give you a functional bite and a natural-looking smile.
Placing Partial Dentures
The process of making a flexible partial usually involves a series of appointments. We take impressions of your mouth, and an accurate model is made from these impressions. The lab uses this model to create a wax-set up of the final denture.
During the next visit, the wax-set up is tried in, and we note any changes to the fit and to the color, shape, and placement of the teeth. We then send the wax-set up back to the lab, and they process it to create the final denture.
On the final visit, we deliver the partial denture and make any necessary adjustments.