If a patient is missing some or all of their teeth, and dental implants don’t seem to be a viable solution, then the use of dentures might be ideal. A denture functions as a fully removable substitute for missing teeth. If a patient is missing all teeth, then a complete denture is used. Partial dentures can also be constructed to custom fit a patient who is only missing some teeth.
The process of acquiring dentures consists of several steps. A patient will first have to come in so that every single aspect of their jaw can be measured and an impression can be made. Once these impressions are taken, faux dentures that are the exact shape of the mold will be constructed so that the patient can try out these specifications for comfort and fit. Once a patient has found a mold that perfectly fits, permanent dentures will be constructed from the mold. The entire process takes a few weeks to complete. Dentures can be a pretty easy solution for people who want a removable means to improve their smile. If you are at all interested in exploring the option of getting dentures, please contact AP Dental Arts in North Palm Beach and schedule an appointment with Dr. Val.