Discover Natural, Affordable Quality Dentures
Dentures, the removable replacements for missing teeth, date back to 700 B.C. when ancient civilizations created teeth replacements with gold rings and animal teeth. As the denture advanced through time, it came to more closely resemble a natural set of teeth, but it has taken recent advancements in science and dental care technology to achieve the perfectly replicated pearly whites of today’s denture market. Individuals who have lost teeth due to accidents, periodontal disease, or aging, can now rest assured that their beautiful smile will be almost perfect after being fitted for dentures.
Dentures are now made of porcelain, plastic and acrylic designed to perfectly emulate the wearer’s natural teeth and gum line. There are two types of dentures available: full/complete or partial. Your dentist in Oxon Hill can assist you in choosing affordable quality dentures that meet the needs of dental health, as well as your lifestyle.
There are two kinds of full or complete dentures: immediate and conventional – Immediate dentures are made before the teeth have been extracted. They’re placed in the mouth immediately after removal of the teeth, so the wearer never is without teeth, even during the gum-healing process. Gums and bones often shrink during healing, so patients must go to their dental care professional for adjustments and/or until their conventional dentures are made. Immediate dentures are a temporary solution and are only to be worn during the healing process. The wearer will need to be fitted for conventional dentures to avoid ongoing adjustments.
Conventional dentures are made after the natural teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. Conventional dentures can generally be placed within three months after tooth removal. An advantage of conventional dentures is that they’re designed around the shape and state of the wearer’s mouth following the extraction of the teeth.
Partial dentures replace a specific number of missing teeth – They are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a plastic, pink-colored base that is connected by metal framework, which holds the denture in place.
One kind of partial denture is a fixed bridge. It is a permanent partial denture that fills the space caused by missing teeth and is cemented into place, which keeps the remaining natural teeth from changing position.
Another type is called a precision partial denture and is removable. This kind of partial denture gets attached to the adjacent crowns and is more natural looking.
Your dentist in Oxon Hill can help you determine the type of affordable quality dentures or partial dentures that best fits your needs.
To learn more about affordable quality dentures from a dentist in Oxon Hill, call Dental One Associates of Oxon Hill today at (240) 766-8568 or make an appointment.
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