Dr. Khalil Mjahed is an experienced dentist based out of Monroe, NC and has treated hundreds of patients with missing teeth over his long-spanning career. His excellent methods of treatment ensure patients leave his practice with a satisfied and happy smile.
Dentures are one of the best solutions to replace missing teeth, especially if the number of missing teeth is more. They are ceramic prosthetic teeth held firmly using acrylic material, which also acts as the replacement of gum tissues. Metal components may also be used to hold the dentures in shape. Depending on the number of missing teeth to be replaced, they can be fabricated either as partial dentures or complete dentures.
Partial dentures are used to replace only a few selected teeth. Sometimes, when more than one tooth is lost (such as during an external trauma to the mouth), replacing them individually using bridges or implants could become complicated. Hence, dentists prefer using partial dentures to restore them. In most cases, they would be a combination of a metal framework combined with gum-colored acrylic and tooth-colored ceramic teeth.
Complete dentures replace all the missing teeth. They will be fabricated to fit perfectly in the mouth and offer the perfect bite and aesthetics. The patient can comfortably wear them and bite and chew food, pose for pictures, etc. Whenever you need to clean your mouth, you can easily take them off, clean your mouth, clean the dentures and put them back on. Also, they can be taken off before going to sleep.