What to Consider When Getting Dentures

Dental Technician Working on Dentures

What to Consider When Getting Dentures

If you are currently considering getting dentures, here are a few things that you need to know.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth complete with artificial gums made based on a mold taken of your mouth by the dentist and created in order to replace natural teeth. Dentures can replace your complete set of natural teeth or only a part of them, they can be used only at for the top row of teeth or only for the bottom and they are designed to resemble your natural teeth.

The process of creating dentures usually starts with the treatment of the patient’s existing teeth – unsalvageable teeth need to be extracted, salvageable ones need to be restored before the mold for the denture can be safely taken.

What Materials Are Dentures Made From?

There are many different materials that dentures can be made from. Porcelain and plastic are the most traditional and the most affordable denture materials, while hard resin is a more modern, but more expensive choice. The support structure for the artificial teeth, the part that resembles the gums and the palate is also made from resin similar to the material of the teeth.

How Much Does It Cost?

The more complex the denture, the higher the price and the amount you will have to pay also varies based on the material you choose. More expensive materials are more durable and more suitable for creating natural-looking dentures.

 

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