If you have missing teeth, you know how inconvenient it can be. But not only can it be irritating to deal with a gap or missing line of teeth when eating or speaking, but that empty space can also affect the rest of your teeth as well: the remaining teeth can potentially shift into that open area, changing your bite and even affecting your facial structure. One great option for remedying this is with dentures. There are several varieties available, from partial dentures to implant-supported overdentures, each to address a specific issue. Your dentures dentist in Prescott available at Pineview Family Dental can help you find the right one to suit your needs.
Dentures, full and partial, consist of a gum-colored base made of plastic resin that holds prosthetic teeth designed to look and function just like natural teeth. They fit over the alveolar (bone) ridge that previously held the teeth and primarily use a suctioning effect to stay in place. The upper denture gets extra support from the large surface area of the roof of the mouth.
To create dentures that fit perfectly, an accurate impression (mold) must first be made of the alveolar ridges on the top and bottom of your mouth. The base of the denture is made in a dental laboratory using this mold. Different sizes and shapes of prosthetic teeth are available to choose from to recreate a natural-looking smile. It may take several fittings to ensure that the balance and bite of the dentures are just right to ensure that they are working and fitting properly.
Wearing dentures takes some getting used to in terms of speaking and eating. Over time, the muscles, nerves, and ligaments of the mouth learn to work in new ways, allowing these functions to return to normal.
If you are looking for removable dentures in Prescott, rest assured that Pineview Dental is close-by and is the best place to get removable dentures near you.