Dentures are dental appliances that have been used for decades as the go to replacement for missing teeth and loss of gum tissue. Dentures are created to look like your natural teeth and may even re-create your smile. Dentures placed by our dentist in Torrance are divided between two different styles. These are full dentures and partial dentures.
Full Dentures Torrance
Full dentures are commonly used when all of your teeth are missing or have been extracted. Full dentures from our Torrance full dentures expert 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 by our expert in full dentures in Torrance after the gum tissue has healed.
Partial Dentures Torrance
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. Naturally, our expert in partial dentures in Torrance prefers to use these when possible.
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
The 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 partial dentures expert 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 become accustomed to your dentures. At that point, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new smile.
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