Why Replace a Missing Tooth?
The loss of a single tooth triggers adverse changes in your dentition ultimately affecting your dental health, ability to chew food comfortably and your personal appearance.
Your teeth support and rely on each other. When one or more teeth are missing, the remaining teeth shift and migrate out of their normal position. Then the tooth next to the space and from the opposite jaw will drift, rotate, and tilt out of their natural line. These teeth are more susceptible to decay and gum disease as they are also more difficult to clean properly.
All of this shifting, drifting and wear will lead to permanent changes in bite and, potentially, to further tooth loss. The remaining teeth are more susceptible to excessive functional stresses and wear. Furthermore, the jawbone tends to atrophy or “shrink” as a result of tooth loss. Ultimately, your ability to chew food comfortably and your appearance is affected.
There are two solutions to replace missing tooth or teeth with cosmetic dentures:
Partial Cosmetic Dentures
Partial cosmetic dentures are replacement teeth for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. Partial dentures can be taken in and out of the mouth and consist of a denture base, which closely resembles the color of your gums and denture teeth, which are attached to a supporting framework. The partial denture then attaches to the existing teeth via a clasp or some other retentive device. Partial cosmetic dentures are made using a model of your mouth.
Making a cosmetic partial denture requires about 2-4 weeks, however this can vary from one patient to another. It also could depend on the type of denture and the technique your denturist or the laboratory technician uses.
Partial Cosmetic Denture Treatment
The first step in making a partial denture is the preparation of the teeth. During this phase your denturist may prepare the teeth that the partial denture will use for support. Next, your denturist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and records your bite.At the subsequent visits your denturist will evaluate your bite, test your speech and check the appearance and function of the partial denture teeth and gums.After the final satisfactory fit and appearance are achieved, the denture is then sent back to the laboratory for final fabrication.
Partial Cosmetic Denture Complication
While every effort is made to make a good and functional partial denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and a some time for you and your partial denture to adapt to each other. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your partial denture is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks to get used to a partial denture.A new partial denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.Partial denture may cost as low as $595.00 ( claspless FLIPPER) and as high as $1800.00 ( CAST METAL BASE Teeth Support & Nylon Flexible (Valplast) Clasps ). The difference in price is dictated by the design complexity and the quality of materials involved in the cosmetic partial denture fabrication.
Different Types Of Partial Cosmetic Dentures
There are newly developed techniques in making partial dentures. One such advance is an implant-supporting cosmetic partial denture that helps give additional support to the partial denture. While it offers additional support it also requires the placement of implants in your mouth before making the cosmetic partial denture.
Flexible Invisible Partial Denture
What if there were a way to replace missing teeth that did not involve any expensive surgical procedures? What if there were an affordable method of tooth replacement that did not sacrifice aesthetics? What if there existed a partial denture that could actually blend in with your natural dentition so that it appeared invisible in your mouth? What if your gums are so receded around natural teeth they have to be covered with a gum tissue from the donor site? Valplast Gum Venner helps you to avoid expensive and painful surgery while covering the exposed roots with a gum color flexible nylon. Valplast Onlay in a combination with a partial denture restores broken down front teeth to their original height.
With the introduction of Valplast, nobody has to know that you are missing teeth. For more than five decades Valplast® flexible partials have been the preferred choice of patients looking for a method of tooth replacement that is aesthetic, comfortable and affordable. Valplast® partials cost less than dental implants and dental bridges and they require no surgery or invasive procedures. Compared to traditional metal partial dentures, Valplast® offers better aesthetics, comfort and durability. In fact, Valplast® partials are made from an unbreakable nylon resin and each Valplast® restoration comes with a lifetime guarantee against breakage and fracture.
It was long thought that removable partial dentures had to be rigid to be effective. The innovation of the Valplast® Flexible Partial allows the restoration to adapt to the constant movement and flexibility in your mouth. This is the underlying thinking behind Valplast’s innovative flexible, removable partial denture. The flexibility, combined with strength and light weight, provides total comfort and great looks!
Valplast® partials are custom-fabricated in a dental laboratory. They are a prescription only product and your denturist can help you decide if they’re right for you. The preparation is relatively simple because your natural teeth dont need to be altered in any way. The Valplast® partial is virtually invisible because there are no telltale metal clasps, and the material itself blends with the tissue in your mouth so that the only thing that shows is your beautiful smile.
When considering a removable partial, many people find the Valplast® Flexible Partial to be the most comfortable option, and the final restoration can be made very quickly! While the cost may be higher than a partial made with visible metal clasps, from $895.00. (without metal support for the front teeth). The results of the flexible partial are beautiful, and patient satisfaction is very high. The Valplast® Flexible Partial involves only non-invasive procedures, and gives you confidence in your restoration while talking, eating and most importantly, smiling!
Complete Cosmetic Dentures
Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that you have options to replace them. Dentures can help restore your way of life by helping you with day-to-day functions, such as eating and speaking, as well as help restore your confidence by improving your appearance and smile.Making a denture is a process that usually takes about 2-4 weeks, however this can vary from one patient to another.It also depends on the type of the denture and the technique your denturist or the laboratory technician uses to make the denture.
Cosmetic Denture Treatment Process
While every effort is made to make a good and functional denture, please keep in mind that there is no such thing as a perfect denture. After delivery of the denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your new denture to adapt to each other. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your new dentures is a process; it sometimes takes a bit of time to get used to.A new denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.Finally, due to differences in the shapes of the jaws and the strong muscle movement of the tongue and cheek, a lower denture may be harder to keep in the mouth compared to an upper denture.
Denture may cost as low as $595.00 and, over dental implants, as high as $2495.00. The difference in price is dictated by the design complexity and the quality of the materials involved in the cosmetic complete denture fabrication.
Different Cosmetic Denture Options
There are new advances in making dentures. One such advance is an implant-supported cosmetic denture and an implant-retained cosmetic denture. Both of these techniques stabilize the denture while denture retention is also increases. This kind of denture requires the placement of implants in your mouth by an implant surgeon before making the denture.
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