Learn More About Dentures And Removable Prosthetics
Replace Your Missing Teeth
Did you know that, as reported by the American College of Prosthodontics, 90 percent of people who are missing teeth choose removable prosthetics as their replacement option? Removable prosthetics are still the most popular option due, in part, to their affordability. Additionally, nearly everyone is a good candidate for a prosthetic, as it is a non-invasive option. Dr. Hetesh Ranchod offers natural looking prosthetics to replace your missing teeth. The benefits of removable prosthetics include:
- Improve appearance of your smile
- Restore your ability to chew
- Fill any gaps or spaces in your smile
- Increase confidence
“Finally….I found a great dentist ! I think I will stick around for quite some time .”
Restore Anywhere from a Single Tooth to All of Your Missing Teeth
While we mainly think of dentures as a complete set of artificial teeth, designed to replace an entire arch, partial prosthetics are available as well. Partial dentures are designed to replace one or more teeth and can be removable or permanently anchored. Therefore, prosthetics typically fall into one of the following categories:
Requiring removal of the natural teeth, full prosthetics are created to replace a full upper or lower arch. The process from extraction to fabrication to placement can take up to 12 weeks, though immediate load prosthetics are an option. This method is removable and held in place with adhesives, however some dentures may be supported or anchored by dental implants.
Made of flexible plastic or resin and metal, along with artificial teeth, removable partial dentures are held in place with metal or plastic clasps and may be removed at any time.
An excellent example of a permanent partial prosthetic is a dental bridge. Made up of crown units fused together, dental bridges can be bonded to your natural remaining teeth for greater security and convenience.