Natural appearing dentures must take into consideration not only the proper arrangement of the teeth, but also the contours of natural tissue. They should be contoured in such a manner that is self-cleaning and has the appearance of natural healthy tissue.
To achieve a natural look with full dentures, it is best to take into considerations the patients individual characteristics. This is achieved through masculine or feminine tooth arrangement, proper lip support and determination of a pleasing smile line for proper facial contour. The other key aspect in obtaining a natural looking denture is the type and shade of the denture teeth.
Depending on the situation, a removable partial denture may be prescribed. Usually two or more teeth will have been lost and this type of restoration is designed o replace both the esthetics and the function of the lost teeth. A partial denture is designed to be removed for cleaning, yet it must have a tight fit and good retention so that it’s comfortable while you eat.
Partial dentures can usually be designed with conventional metal clasps or with hidden retentive devices so that the best esthetic results are obtained. With hidden clasps, other people may never know that a partial denture is being worn. In addition to the improved esthetics, the precision retention of the hidden clasps usually also improve the tightness of the fit.
We make every effort in this office to provide the best possible results with both full and partial dentures. Of course, nothing can ever replace the “real” thing, but with modern technology and attention to detail, we often come pretty close.