You’ve probably heard that George Washington had wooden false teeth, but that’s actually not true! Washington certainly had oral problems, and he did wear dentures, but they were fashioned from lead, human teeth and animal parts. Nowadays, we don’t fashion false teeth from wood or from lead. Instead, false teeth are made from more modern substances.
The pearly whites in sets of dentures are normally fashioned from various kinds of resins. Acrylic resin, in particular, has become the main source for denture teeth. Acrylic resin teeth need to be replaced about every five years or so, but they are much harder than pearly whites made from materials utilized in the past.
The process of creating dentures might require several visits to our office. Generally, dentures are created by taking measurements and creating impressions of your jaw, forming models for you to evaluate, and casting the appliance after making needed adjustments to the models. The process does take a bit of time, but when the false teeth are completed, they’ll fit your oral cavity well!
Dentures come in numerous types, both complete and partial sets. If you need dentures or a general appointment, we’d love to see you in our office soon. Please call 719-598-3502 now to set up your next visit with our Colorado Springs, Colorado, staff. Dr. Daniel Holsteen and the team of Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry will be excited to see you!