Dentures come in two basic types, full and partial. Partials can cover anywhere from one tooth up to several, while full dentures cover your whole mouth. Full dentures are commonly called “standard” dentures. They are made with a full acrylic mouthpiece that adheres to the gums and roof of your mouth. It’s critical for you to have precise fitting to be sure your full dentures fit. Full denture sets typically require four visits to fit, design, approve and process into your amazing new teeth. Dr. Fukuda will work with you though as long as it takes to ensure your full dentures have that perfect fit.
There are five major points to consider when creating your new full dentures:
- Occlusion – This is the way in which the teeth come together.This is important in order to chew effectively.
- Vertical Dimension – Accounts for the height between the upper and lower jaw. Proper positioning recaptures a youthful appearance.
- Tissue Surface – This would be the bone and tissue the dentures will rest on. This is to ensure comfort and stability of the denture.
- Aesthetics – This is the look of the teeth. This ensures they fit the individual’s face type. This is important for cosmetic enhancement.
- Phonetics – How you will speak and make sounds with your new teeth
Each of these factors needs to be taken into consideration as your new full set of teeth are created. Doing this will ensure that you have new teeth that not only look amazing but also are comfortable and functional. Dr. Fukuda and the talented staff of Elite Dentures will work hard for you to be sure that you leave with a beautiful new smile.