Dentures are fabricated teeth made to replace teeth you have lost. Advances in dentistry have made many improvements in the fabrication of dentures. They are now more natural looking and comfortable.
Dentures can be complete or partial. Complete dentures cover your entire upper or lower jaw while partial dentures replace only one or a few teeth. Complete dentures are called “conventional” or “immediate” according to when they are made and when they are inserted into the mouth.
Types of Dentures
Conventional dentures take time to be made because they are customized according to the jaw size of a person. Your dentist will not have to assume the jaw size of a person while making conventional dentures, instead both the patient and dentist wait for the gums to heal and then measure the altered size of the jaw. As the dentures are made according to the new size of the jaws they will then fit the person’s oral cavity perfectly.
To ensure that you do not have to spend any time without teeth, struggling with eating food and a falling self-esteem, many people get immediate dentures. Immediate dentures are inserted immediately after the removal of the remaining teeth. To make this possible, the dentist takes measurements and makes the models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit.
Partial dentures on the other hand are designed to correct the gaps in your teeth when only some of your teeth are missing. Metal attachments anchor the partials to your natural teeth. Partials maintain tooth alignment by preventing your remaining teeth from shifting. They can also help prevent your loss of more teeth due to decay or gum disease.
Complete your smile
Dentures can improve your facial appearance and smile. Replacing lost or missing teeth has important benefits for your health and appearance. A denture provides support for cheeks and lips, filling out your face and profile. Without this support, sagging facial muscles can make someone with missing teeth appear older and reduce the ability to eat and speak.
To see if a denture or alternatives would be appropriate for you, call trusted Glendora dentist Dr. Desai at (626) 914-0500 to make an appointment.