Partial dentures are a great tooth replacement option for someone who has a few missing teeth. It is important to note that partial dentures are only used when a person has a few missing teeth, not all of them. As modern dentistry continues to evolve, a lot of people that consider partial dentures have questions about the process.
One of the most important questions that people ask is whether or not their partial dentures can match their natural teeth. Having a prosthetic oral appliance that matches the natural teeth that still remain within a person’s mouth is quite important for tooth replacement. Nobody wants to replace their missing teeth with ones that do not match. So, will the partial dentures match your natural teeth? Read on to find out.
Partial dentures: What are they?
It is first important to understand what exactly partial dentures are.
These prosthetic oral appliances are typically made of nylon and plastic. A partial denture replaces some missing teeth, but not all. They have pink artificial gums and white artificial teeth that are attached to it. Partial dentures can be attached to the remaining natural teeth so that they stay in place. They are typically removable for optimal cleaning and comfort.
Will partial dentures match natural teeth?
Yes, they can match your natural teeth! Thankfully, in this day and age, modern dentistry has allowed for some of the best technology to be had. Now, the technology is as good as it has ever been.
The current dental technology allows dentists to match the partial dentures to the person’s natural teeth so that they reflect the same color and look natural altogether. The prosthetic appliance is typically made of porcelain or acrylic powder which can be matched very easily to the surface of the natural teeth.
Another way that partial dentures can be matched to a person’s natural teeth is for the person to have their natural teeth whitened prior to the partial denture fitting. Once the teeth are whitened, the dental lab can take the color from the freshly whitened teeth and match it to the powder used for the creation of the partial dentures.
When having partial dentures created, it is often a good idea to get your natural teeth whitened so that the teeth look fresh. Doing this will also allow for sparkly white teeth to be maintained for some time. Dentures are prone to staining which can become problematic later, it is best to clean the partial dentures and natural teeth often to avoid this.
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