Full dentures are commonly used when all of your teeth are missing or have been extracted. Full dentures can be either 'conventional' or 'immediate' dentures. The conventional type of full dentures are created after removal of the teeth and the gum tissue is allowed to heal. This process can be between four and six weeks. The creation of immediate dentures allows placement immediately after removal of the teeth and eliminates the waiting period for a patient. Adjustments can be made after the gum tissue has healed.
Partial dentures are commonly used when many of your natural teeth still remain. The partial denture is designed to fill the open spaces and gaps that are left with missing teeth and helps to keep remaining teeth from shifting out of alignment.
Common Reasons for Dentures
• Loss of All Teeth
• Loss of Multiple Teeth with Few Teeth Remaining
• To Improve Smile Quality and Facial Formation
• Improved Speech, Eating and Digestion
Procedure for Full and Partial DenturesThe placement of dentures will often require several dental visits over the course of a few weeks. Impressions and measurements of your teeth are taken and are used to create and form your customized dentures. Finding the right fit, color and shape may require additional dental visits. The final dental visit is when our Torrance cosmetic dentist places and fits your finished dentures. This helps to ensure the most comfortable and accurate fit for your new smile.
The placement of dentures may involve some difficulties after the initial placement. This can include increased production of saliva, soreness to your gums, and slight speech or eating difficulties. These difficulties will disappear when the gum tissue and muscles transition to your dentures. You will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new smile.