Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth typically made out of
an acrylic resin which at times incorporate porcelain or metal for additional
structural support. Dentures help strengthen muscles controlling your
expressions that require the support of your teeth, rid you of pronunciation
problems caused by missing teeth and aid with chewing.
Dentures can be complete
or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire
upper or lower jaw. Partials replace one or a
few teeth. Advances in dentistry have made many
improvements in dentures. They are more natural
looking and comfortable than they used to be.
But they still may feel strange at first. In the
beginning, your dentist may want to see you
often to make sure the dentures fit. Over time,
your mouth will change and your dentures may
need to be adjusted or replaced. Be sure to let
your dentist handle these adjustments.
Most of us have had amalgam fillings (silver) or gold filling restorations.
Some amalgam fillings were what we have called mercury fillings, as some amalgam
fillings contained mercury. Metal fillings were effective, but very conspicuous
and tended to blacken in color over time.
Composite resin dental fillings were created
as an alternative to traditional metal dental
fillings. Tooth fillings colored to look like a
natural tooth are known as Composite Resin
Dental Fillings, are made of plastic dental
resin. Composite Resin Dental Fillings are
strong, durable, and make for a very natural
looking smile. Many dental insurance plans cover
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