You are probably highly aware of the basics of dentures. Dentures offer a removable means of replacing missing teeth in a way that answers to aesthetics and function. Dentures are either full or partial, depending on your particular case of tooth loss. Once referred to as “false teeth, dentures have come a long way in design,…
You are probably highly aware of the basics of dentures. Dentures offer a removable means of replacing missing teeth in a way that answers to aesthetics and function. Dentures are either full or partial, depending on your particular case of tooth loss. Once referred to as “false teeth, dentures have come a long way in design, longevity, and feel. There are better materials to fabricate dentures, and simpler, more innovative, and more effective methods of keeping your replacement teeth clean. Dental implants aren’t an option for everyone. When all else fails, dentures from Knoxville dentist, Dr. Jim Erpenbach are tried and true. To learn more, try this quiz.
Q1. True or false – Partial dentures and dental bridges are the same thing.
Q2. True or false – Traditional entures are one-size-fits all to begin, and mold to your bite structure over the first weeks of wear.
Q3. True or false – Immediate dentures are an option for someone who is anxious to replace teeth as quickly as possible, and less concerned about replacement teeth fitting like a glove.
A1. FALSE – Dental bridges are fixed and cared for like regular teeth. Partial dentures are removable. Both are ways to replace one, two, or several missing teeth in a row, when you are not missing an entire arch.
A2. FALSE – Dentures which are customized to your particular mouth usually take multiple appointments and at least a few weeks to manufacture. After measurements and impressions are taken, a skilled ceramist off site will fabricate your high quality smile restoration. Your traditional dentures are customized just for you.
A3. TRUE – Immediate dentures are a faster, less customized option to restoring teeth. These dentures are crafted in advance, so if there is a one-size option, this is it. However, immediate dentures are still fitted to your mouth for snug comfort by Dr. Erpenbach. Just don’t expect quite the same comfort as fully customized dentures. The advantage of immediate dentures is not having to go without teeth for any extended wait time.
Dentures from Knoxville Dentist
Your Knoxville dentist 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.