Dentures are removable dental appliances that are manufacture to replace missing teeth in a cosmetic and functional manner. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on the amount of teeth you are missing. These restorative oral apparatuses have come a long way since the days when your grandma or grandpa soaked them in a glass of water…
Dentures are removable dental appliances that are manufacture to replace missing teeth in a cosmetic and functional manner. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on the amount of teeth you are missing. These restorative oral apparatuses have come a long way since the days when your grandma or grandpa soaked them in a glass of water overnight. Some people that find dental implants cost-prohibitive, or who don’t have the jawbone density to support an implant, are quite happy with their dentures. Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach, would like to challenge you to a quiz on dentures.
Q1. True or false: Two of the most common reasons for needing dentures would be traumatic injury that knocks your teeth out, or poor dental health with neglected tooth decay that has caused your teeth to fall out or need extraction to control infection.
Q2. True or false: Dentures can be customized to your measurements.
Q3. True or false: Immediate dentures are a choice for people that don’t want to wait for their dentures to be made.
A1. TRUE – Either of these cases are common reasons for a patient to need either partial or full dentures.
A2. TRUE: Dentures that are customized to your particular mouth may take a few weeks to manufacture. Your results will be a great, well-fitting, and high quality restoration for your missing teeth, however.
A3. TRUE: Immediate dentures are a more one-size-fits-all option to restoring teeth. These dentures are made in advance and can placed immediately after your teeth are lost. The advantage of this is not having to go without teeth, which can be embarrassing for most people. The negative of this is that you will require extra appointments for adjustment after your gum tissue heals further.
Preventive Dental Care from Knoxville Dentist
Your Knoxvilledentist offers many options for restoring missing teeth. If you would like to consult with Dr. Erpenbach on the solution that would work best for you, schedule an appointment with us by contacting our 37919 dentist office at 865-329-7815. We welcome patients of all ages from Knoxville and surrounding areas.