According to research released by the American College of Prosthodontics, there are about 120 million people in the country that are missing at least one tooth from their smile. Tooth loss can be devastating, especially if you have lost all or most of your teeth, and not having enough teeth can make it hard to chew your food. With the help of one of our dentists in Medina, you may be a good candidate for full dentures or a partial to restore your smile.
Dentures are created out of composite or resinous materials that can be manipulated to look exactly like your natural teeth. Dentures are a prosthetic device that you slip into your mouth over the gums. Well-made dentures will stay firmly seated in place so you can bite, chew, smile, and speak without issues.
Partial dentures are fitted around the teeth that you have left to fill in the gaps where you may have lost a few teeth or had extractions. Partials can be made with a few different materials; either a plastic base like dentures or a metal base for durability.
Steps to Getting Dentures or a Partial Denture
1. The dentist will use a special material to take impressions of your mouth.
2. You will work with the dentist to pick the proper tooth and gum colors and size and shape of the teeth.
3. The measurements and specifications will be sent to a lab where the dentures are made.
4. You will be fitted for your new dentures or partials and adjustments will be made.
It can take a few steps to get dentures and partials made that fit precisely right. However, the extra steps are worth the end result.
Talk to Us About Dentures and Partials in Medina, OH
Obtaining a denture or partial denture will restore your smile so you can move on with a happier smile. Contact us at Evanko Dental Group of Medina for more information about getting dentures or partials.