You’ve most likely heard that George Washington wore wooden false teeth, but that’s actually a myth! Washington had dental deficiencies, and he did wear dentures, but they were created from lead, human teeth and animal parts. Nowadays, we don’t make false teeth from lead. Instead, false teeth are made from more modern substances.
The pearly whites in sets of false teeth are usually made from various varieties 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 tougher than chompers formed from materials utilized in the past.
The process of making false teeth might necessitate a few 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 necessary 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!
False teeth come in a number of types, both complete and partial sets. If you need false teeth or a general visit, we’d love to see you in our office soon. Please call 253-839-4048 now to schedule your next visit with our Federal Way, Washington, staff. Dr. Huang and the staff of Art of the Smiles will be excited to see you!