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Dentures for Front Teeth vs. Molars

by Bruce J Wilderman, D.D.S.
October 20th, 2018
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Whether you’re getting partial dentures or full dentures, rest assured that our Philadelphia, PA dental care team custom crafts the appliances just for you. This helps make sure you can bite and chew properly, the dentures fit right without causing pain, and you can feel confident about your dental health. Dr. Bruce Wilderman is always focused on the patient.

The loss of different kinds of teeth can impact the placement of the denture. The Artistic Expressions Dentistry team would like to go over some common considerations when making partial dentures to replace the front teeth and when making partial dentures to replace the molars and premolars.

The Role of Your Front Teeth

Your front teeth are comprised of incisors and canines. Incisors are the teeth that help cut food, which is clear given their shape and position at the front of the mouth. The canines also help with cutting food as well as tearing it so it’s easier to chew.

Since the incisors and canines are the front teeth, they also have a major impact on the look of your smile and the impression your smile makes on others.

Problems When Missing Your Front Teeth

When you are missing your incisors or canines, this can make eating many foods a challenge. Crunchy foods may need to be cut into smaller pieces, and even soft fruits could be difficult without a bit of prep before the meal. In addition, the aesthetics of your smile may be wildly thrown off which can leave you feeling self-conscious and reluctant to laugh, speak, or smile, even around people you have known for many years.

Dentures for the Front Teeth

When getting a set of partial dentures for the front teeth, dentist will focus on both the function of the denture as well as the overall appearance of the appliance. The goal is to make sure that the martial denture can cut and tear food effectively like your natural teeth, and that the dentures themselves look as much like your normal teeth as possible.

The Role of Molars

The molars and premolars are located toward the back of the mouth. Even though you don’t really see them when you smile, they play an important roll when eating. These flat, touch teeth are made to mashed, crush, and soften food through chewing, which ensure proper digestion. Without molars, eating just wouldn’t be the same.

Problems When Missing Your Molars

If you are missing your molars, biting may not be hard, but chewing is a whole other matter entirely. Molars are crucial to proper chewing. Without the motion of the molars and premolars, your food will likely remain in large chunks, which will make digestion a difficult and less efficient process.

Dentures for the Molars

When replacing the molars and premolars, dentists are focused primarily on restoring a person’s ability to chew. The denture is custom crafted to complement any of your remaining teeth, with more durable materials used given the wear and tear that typically affects natural molars from normal daily eating.

Learn More About Dentures

For more information about dentures and how they can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact an experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist. The team at Artistic Expressions Dentistry is here to help you. You can reach us by phone at (215) 631-3085.

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Bruce J Wilderman, D.D.S.

Artistic Expressions Dentistry

Doylestown, PA

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