Dentures - Chico, CA
If you have lost many of your natural teeth, dentures can make be a very fitting solution to restore your smile. Dentures can improve your dental health and, of course, your appearance.
Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that are specifically formed and fitted to your mouth. Dr. Eltzroth can build dentures to replace lost or removed teeth. Dentures can be full dentures that cover the whole upper or lower gum line, or partial dentures that fit between natural teeth.
Why wear dentures?
Dentures improve the appearance of a smile, and they support the structure of your by keeping the muscles around the cheeks and lips active. Dentures also enable you to eat foods, making it possible to keep your diet the same.
What are they made out of?
Modern dentures are generally made out of a hard resin, although can still be made out of porcelain. The materials used to make denture teeth are known to be more fragile than natural teeth and can easily chip or crack if dropped or otherwise uncared for. This material also wears down much quicker than natural teeth and thus must be replaced with a new set of dentures every five years or so.
Partial dentures are often used instead of other tooth replacement methods when the surrounding natural teeth are not strong enough to support structures such as dental bridges, or when more than one or two teeth are missing.
The partial dentures are fitted to the part of the gum line that they will sit on, and fasten to nearby natural teeth to keep from falling out of place. They are not permanently fastened, however, and can be easily taken out at any time for cleaning and while sleeping.