You’ve probably heard that George Washington sported wooden false teeth, but that’s actually a myth! Washington had dental problems, and he did wear false teeth, but they were fashioned from lead, human pearly whites and animal parts. Nowadays, we don’t fashion false teeth from lead. Instead, dentures are created from more modern substances.
The teeth in sets of dentures are typically fashioned from various kinds of resins. Acrylic resin, especially, has become the main source for denture teeth. Acrylic resin teeth need to be exchanged about every five years or so, but they are much tougher than pearly whites fashioned from materials utilized in the past.
The process of forming false teeth might necessitate multiple appointments to our office. Generally, false teeth are fashioned by taking measurements and creating impressions of your jaw, shaping models for you to judge and casting the appliance after needed adjustments to the models. The process does take a bit of time, but when the dentures are completed, they’ll fit your oral cavity well!
Dentures come in many types, both complete and partial sets. If you need false teeth or a general appointment, we’d love to see you in our office soon. Please call 770-438-1520 now to schedule your next visit with our Smyrna, Georgia, team. Dr. Vivian Hudson and the team of Hudson Dental Care will be ecstatic to see you!