An Overview on Cosmetic Dentures
After some or all of their teeth, a lot of people are usually left at a loss as to what they should do to replace the missing teeth. Most people only wish to be in a position to smile or chew again but they lack the money for dental bridges, teeth implant and other expensive dental procedures that would help them do so. For such people, the answer is usually in cosmetic dentures.
What are cosmetic dentures?
Cosmetic dentures are simply special removable dental devices which are meant to replace missing teeth and allow for simple actions of normal chewing to be regained for patients. They also come with the added advantage of helping regain the former aesthetic appeal of the patient. They help in giving the patient an appearance of having a full set of teeth to anyone looking on. Cosmetic dentures will also help give the appearance of a full shape to one’s face. This is usually important because, often when people lose their teeth they will also loose bone which leads to the face looking shrunken after the area has finished healing. Cosmetic dentures handle this by filling out the space left by teeth and bone giving the face a more full appearance.
What are the types of dentures available?
As with any other cosmetic solution, there are a few options available. They will usually be applied depending on the patient and the situation looking to be solved for each individual patient of Associated Dentists of Northwest Indiana.
Removable partial dentures
These dentures will usually be made for a patient who has lost some of their teeth but luckily still has some of their original teeth left. The remaining teeth will undergo preparation using dental drills. Molds of the prepared teeth will then be made. On subsequent visits, metal frameworks will be set in order to determine the proper fit for the dentures. Depending on the varying type of cases, partial dentures may be ready on the third visit for the patient to try out. These help not only as a replacement but also because they help in preventing remaining teeth from moving into unfavorable positions.
- Complete dentures
These are dentures preserved for incidences where a patient loses all of their teeth. They are usually one of the few ways that such a person has of ever chewing normally. They are the cheapest solution as well. They will come in very handy in the restoration of such a patient’s aesthetic beauty. With this type of denture it may take a few weeks to get accustomed to chewing with them since they represent such a dynamic change from what they were previously used to.
- Immediate dentures
These are dentures that are put in place immediately a patient loses their teeth to extraction. They are meant to allow the patient to continue chewing properly. They are primarily used to maintain aesthetic after extraction but in some cases act as bandages in the first days after extraction.