Today, the need for an artificial set of teeth is very important to our growing aging adult population. This demographic requires a prosthetic device that not only allows them to eat and speak but is also comfortable and designed for long term wear.
Types of Dentures
While it is possible to get complete dentures (replace all missing natural teeth), you also have the option of getting partial dentures. Unlike dentures in the past which were a painful process requiring remaining teeth to be removed before creating a mold that would fit into your mouth, dentures nowadays can retain natural teeth.
However, having enough structural support is still an issue. Loose or ill fitting dentures can affect speech, self- confidence and even your diet. Having a good set of healthy teeth allows you to chew healthy foods like raw veggies so you can get the nutrients necessarily for your body to thrive.
At Prosthodontic Associates we offer partial dentures made of cast (metal and plastic) and acrylic (hard plastic). Cast uses a metal alloy making the overall framework of the denture highly durable and strong. Acrylic is a more cost-effective and beneficial for those who will lose more natural teeth in the future (e.g. a patient undergoing gum disease) since it is easy to add teeth to the appliance.
Advantages of Dentures