While artificial teeth have been in use for many generations, the original wearers probably would not recognize today’s dentures. Evidence shows the use of dentures dates back to 700 b.c., and some claim finding evidence of dentures dating as far back more than 6,000 years. Over the years they have been made of a variety of materials, such as wood, ivory or bone. Some were made of human teeth, but later styles were made of porcelain. Over the last century rubber and different kinds of plastics have been used. Dentures Today’s dentures are often made of acrylic, custom-formed to fit the patient’s gums. They include a full set of upper and lower teeth. These can be made in various shades of white to compliment any given complexion while looking natural. Two types of dentures are in common use today, immediate dentures as well as conventional dentures.
- Immediate dentures are temporary dentures made to be worn during the healing period after teeth are extracted. Conventional dentures are permanent dentures that are made to fit gums after healing is completed and swelling has gone down.
Partials Partial dentures, or partials are recommended for people who cannot support a bridge to replace missing teeth between existing teeth. When you need dentures in Beverly Hills, California, please contact Kevin Sands, D.D.S. to design your new celebrity smile.