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Do you have missing teeth? Does that hurt your confidence? Dental implants and dentures are the key solutions for missing teeth. These treatments can help improve your self-esteem, restore your beautiful smile, and keep your mouth healthy.
Dentures are artificial teeth placed on an acrylic plate inside your mouth, covering your gum and bone. They come in two types — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are recommended when all of the teeth are missing and need to be replaced. On the other hand, partial dentures are recommended when some natural teeth remain.
After examining the patient's mouth, the dentist will take an impression of the mouth by using stock trays and sending it to the lab. The lab will then fabricate a custom tray and bite rims, articulate the model, and then set up teeth to assure proper form and function. Once the teeth are correctly set up, the technicians add additional wax around the teeth and then flask the denture model. After that, acrylic mixing and pressing take place. The last stage is finishing and polishing for a natural look.
Dental Implants are screw-like objects made of titanium and placed on the jawbone. It doesn't harm any of your oral tissue. It is biocompatible and doesn't cause any allergies.
Implants come in different kinds. There are single-unit implants, multiple implants, or implant systems like the all-on-four ( four implants are placed in your arch and covered with a denture, called dental hybrid) and all-on-six.
Dental implants are the preferred option if you have one or more permanent missing teeth. The implants are placed surgically into the jawbone, then fused with your natural jawbone. After that, a small connector called an abutment is placed on the top of the dental implant. Finally, individual teeth or dentures containing multiple teeth are then connected to the abutment.
Missing teeth not only affect your mouth but can also impact overall health. Your dentist may suggest dentures, implants, or whatever they prescribe as proper treatment for your mouth depending on the condition of your teeth.
Want to learn more about dental implants? Call Dentist in Tampa FL, Flex Dental at (813) 999-1092 or schedule an appointment online.