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How can you buy artificial teeth?

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To buy artificial teeth, visit a dentist, and arrange for dentures or dental implants. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and the surrounding tissue and come in both complete and partial designs, notes WebMD. Dental implants are replacement roots for teeth, capped with artificial replacement teeth.

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Complete dentures replace all of the patient’s teeth, notes WebMD. Dentists make dentures by first making a series of impressions of the jaw before creating a wax form or model of the dentures and fitting them to the patient’s mouth. The dentist uses the model to assess the fit, shape and color of the denture before casting the final denture and making any necessary adjustments.

Partial dentures replace only one or more missing teeth, reports WebMD. Dentists cement one type of partial denture, the fixed bridge, into position by anchoring it to remaining teeth. A removable partial denture comes equipped with internal attachments that attach it to remaining teeth.

A dental implant is a small titanium post inserted into the missing tooth’s bone socket and topped with a small connector post that holds the crown, or replacement tooth, according to WebMD. If the patient receives multiple implants at once, a partial removable denture often replaces multiple single crowns.

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