The Basics of Cosmetic Dentures

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Anyone missing teeth has two reasonable options these days: dental implants, which are a permanent solution for missing teeth, or cosmetic dentures, which are customizable and durable, but which require a bit more maintenance.

It doesn’t really matter why you’re missing teeth — maybe you’ve had some tooth decay, maybe you had a particularly violent sports injury — your body can’t function properly without a full set of teeth. When you get dentures, there are two main types of dentures to choose from: either a full set or a partial set, depending on how many teeth are missing (or even if your teeth are starting to decay, and will need to be replaced at some point in the future).

Most people choose to get dentures because their jaw bones and/or gums aren’t healthy enough or strong enough to go through the dental implant surgical process; although the surgery is incredibly safe and effective, cosmetic dentists will examine each patient’s overall oral health before agreeing to perform the surgery (since it’s a bit more invasive than simply fitting dentures).

Cosmetic dentures today are often custom-made at a denture clinic or at a cosmetic dentistry office, where specialized denturists provide dental care to people who need replacement teeth. Dentures often get a bad reputation for falling out unexpectedly (usually at the dinner table or during a serious conversation, and usually traumatizing any small children that are nearby), but newer materials and technology allow dentures to be created and fitted perfectly to each patient’s mouth.

It definitely takes some time to get used to dentures when you first receive them, but most people find that they can eat pretty much anything without having to worry about their teeth coming loose. Most importantly, modern dentures look incredibly natural, and as weird as it might sound, you have the ability to customize your teeth down to the gum color and tooth length. For more, read this link.

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