Missing teeth affect many aspects of your life. Apart from making you conscious about your smile, missing teeth also hamper the functionality of your teeth. When the treatment is not done in time, it may give rise to other dental problems. Fortunately, there are many treatment options to treat your concern, and dentures are one of them.
Dentures are an age-old solution to replace your few or all missing teeth. Their appearance resembles your natural smile, and the treatment improves your tooth functionality.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
- Dentures are more affordable than other alternatives to replace missing teeth.
- The restoration looks exactly like your natural gums and teeth.
- If cared for properly, dentures could last for many years without any hassle.
- The restoration stops bone loss and helps you maintain your dental health.
What Are the Types of Dentures?
Complete dentures or full dentures replace all the missing teeth in your mouth. They can be conventional or immediate. In the case of conventional dentures, we remove all the teeth from your mouth and allow your gums to heal. It takes 8 to 12 weeks to replace the missing teeth with new ones.
Immediate dentures are positioned as soon as your teeth are removed. You do not have to wait for long to get the dentures attached in place.
Partial dentures, as the name suggests, are used to replace only a few missing teeth in your mouth. A removable partial denture consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base connected to a metal framework. This framework holds your denture in place.
Under this restoration, we use a fixed bridge to replace one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space, followed by the bonding of the artificial teeth. Partial dentures prevent your remaining teeth from changing their position.
How are Dentures Attached?
The process of the development of dentures may take a few weeks, and you may have to visit us multiple times for your appointments. We will start by conducting your dental examination and then making a series of impressions of your jaw. Your measurements will be taken to check how your jaw relates to each other and determine the space between them.
Models, wax forms, or plastic patterns will be created in the shape and position of your dentures. We will ask you to try the model various times before fabricating the final one. The assessment of the color, shape, and fit of your dentures will be carried out, and final dentures will be cast. If required, we will make further adjustments.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Gorham & Ammarell Dentistry, call (615) 327-4914 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 124 30th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203.