Your teeth serve multiple functions. Consider how hard they work every day. Teeth chew food, help you speak properly and they fill out your smile. Think about how difficult life can be for those missing one or more teeth. If this describes you, it is time to consider tooth replacement options at Aurora Dental Studio. For many patients, partials and dentures in Aurora are the keys to restoring smiles.
Dental dentures have been in use for centuries. Consequently, continued advances in materials, technology, and manufacturing have made the prosthetics more comfortable and more like natural teeth. Your dentist in Aurora takes all the preliminary steps to ensure your partial or denture looks and feels natural. This includes taking measurements, impressions, and digital images of your mouth.
If you have lost one or a few teeth, a partial may be the solution for you. Depending on your preference and lifestyle your Aurora dentist will design either a fixed or a removable partial.
A fixed partial denture, or bridge, gets anchored in place with two dental crowns, that are cemented onto adjacent natural teeth or dental implants on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth. The crowns support the replacement tooth or teeth that bridge the gap in your smile.
Removable partial consists of a metal frame mounted with prosthetic teeth. The restoration is created at a dental lab. The gum colored frame is fabricated with discreet hooks or clips that attach to natural teeth.
At Aurora Dental Studio, we offer full dentures for patients who have lost all of their teeth. This type of denture can be custom crafted to fit either your top or bottom arch and consists of replacement teeth attached to an acrylic base. If you are missing the top arch, then an open palate denture may be designed for you. This will afford you greater comfort and a better sense of taste. In any case, your dentist in Aurora will make sure your dentures fit comfortably and securely.