While replacing missing teeth in the mouth may seem trivial, it is essential to how your mouth functions and can prevent problems eating, speaking, or drinking. If you are missing one, several, or all of the teeth in your mouth, your dentist may recommend partial dentures or complete dentures. Dentures are a way for the experts at Lincoln Dental Associates in Lincoln to restore the function of your teeth and give you a beautiful smile.
Partial dentures are used when there are existing teeth on the upper or lower arch in the mouth that can be used to anchor replacement teeth securely. When complete dentures are recommended, the teeth in the upper or lower arch must be removed so that the denture can fit against the gums comfortably.
Partial dentures are placed in the mouth using your existing teeth. Teeth on either side of the area missing teeth will be fitted with crowns that allow for prosthetic teeth to be attached securely in place. Your dentures can either be fixed or removable, depending on your personal preference and the recommendation of your dentist.
Your dentist will make a model using data collected from x-rays and impressions of your mouth. Impressions will be taken a bit differently than normal – you will bite into blocks of wax so that measurements can be taken of your jaw. A wax model of your teeth will be made so that you can try it on, which is when your dentist will make sure it fits properly. Once it is adjusted properly, your dentures will be created using high-quality materials and your dentist will apply them to make sure the final dentures fit.
If you’re missing any teeth in the mouth and would like to experience more ease when eating and performing other activities, speak with your local Lincoln Dental Associates dental professional in Lincoln to schedule an appointment and get an assessment of your mouth. You can smile confidently once again with the help of our trained and experienced dental team near you, so give us a call today.