Denture and Partials
Dentures are known as a traditional treatment option for missing teeth. They’re a removable dental appliance made to resemble natural teeth and help restore the smile quickly and cost-effectively.
There are two types of dentures, complete and partial. Complete dentures are used when there are no teeth left in the mouth while partial dentures are used to replace some missing teeth. However, partial dentures can also prevent the shifting of remaining teeth by filling the empty gaps in the smile.
When choosing a complete denture, you have several options in regards to how they’re made and when they’re placed. Conventional dentures are made after all the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed. Generally, the recovery period takes between four to six weeks meaning that the patient will have to go without teeth during that time period.
For patients who prefer not to live without teeth, an immediate denture is made in advance and can be placed right after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures mean that the patient won’t have to go without teeth. However, patients will need to return to our Corona dental office once the gum tissue has healed so that adjustments can be made to the denture.
Although dentures may last several years and are quite durable appliances, they may still need to be repaired, remade, or readjusted due to the normal wear that happens over time.
Why Should You Get Dentures?
There are various reasons why individuals need dentures beyond replacing missing teeth. Although there are other, more permanent reconstructive treatments available, dentures are one of the most cost-effective ways of replacing missing teeth. Other reasons for dentures include:
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues
- Loss of several teeth
- Loss of all teeth in an arch
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion
What Is The Process Like?
Getting dentures is a process that can take several weeks. Achieving a natural and comfortable fit is crucial for the success of the treatment. Visiting your dentist in Corona for various appointments is necessary in order to create your custom denture. The appointments usually consist of getting proper measurements and accurate impressions (molds) as well as trying on the dentures in order to ensure that the right shape, color, and fit has been achieved.
Once the dentures have been made to fit your mouth and the treatment is completed, it can take some time for patients to get used to wearing the dentures. Some side effects you might experience include:
- Increased saliva flow
- Possible speech and chewing difficulty
However, these symptoms won’t last for long and will subside once your tissues and muscles grow accustomed to the denture. Dr. Nguyen will also provide instructions on how to properly care for your dentures in order to ensure the success of the appliance.
Need a Denture? Visit Sycamore Creek Dental
If you’re ready to replace those missing teeth or your entire smile, contact us today at Sycamore Creek Dental! We can help you restore your confidence to smile again! Call us today to get started! We look forward to hearing from you.