Cosmetic dentures, also known as cosmetic dental prosthetics, are a type of denture that is designed to improve the appearance of the smile. These dentures are custom-made to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural teeth and gums.
There are two main types of cosmetic dentures: full and partial. Full dentures are used to replace all of the teeth on the upper or lower jaw, while partial dentures are used to replace only some of the teeth.
The process of getting cosmetic dentures typically involves several steps. The first step is to schedule a consultation with a dentist or prosthodontist, who will examine the patient’s mouth, take impressions of the teeth and gums, and discuss the patient’s goals and expectations for the dentures.
The next step is to create the dentures. The dentist or prosthodontist will take the impressions and use them to create a model of the patient’s mouth. From this model, the dentures will be custom-made to fit the patient’s mouth. The dentures will be made to match the shape, size, and color of the patient’s natural teeth and gums, and the patient will have the opportunity to try on the dentures and make any necessary adjustments.
Once the dentures are complete, the patient will return to the dentist or prosthodontist for a final fitting. The dentist will make any necessary adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit and proper bite.
It is important to note that cosmetic dentures are not a permanent solution, they may need to be replaced or adjusted over time as the patient’s mouth changes. It’s also important to keep up with good oral hygiene and to see a dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
Cosmetic dentures can help improve the appearance of the smile, and boost the patient’s self-confidence. However, it’s important to keep in mind that they are not a substitute for natural teeth, they may have some limitations such as difficulty speaking or eating certain foods. It’s important to have realistic expectations and discuss them with the dentist before getting cosmetic dentures.