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A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are custom made to closely resemble your natural teeth and bone structure and may even enhance your smile.

There are two types of dentures - complete dentures and partialdentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth but it also prevents other teeth from shifting.

A Complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed that usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will not have any teeth in his or her mouth. Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Typically immediate dentures requires a followup appointment for necessary adjustment after tissues shrink and heal.

Partial dentures were traditionally made from a metal framework that was cast fitted to the remaining teeth. However many patients are dissatisfied with a cast metal partial denture because the metal framework when visible, can be highly unaesthetic. At Healthy Smiles Dental, we offer a non-metallic, flexible partial that addresses patient’s esthetic concerns and still provides a long lasting durable product.

Non Metallic Partial

After Non Metallic Partial

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

Reasons for dentures:

  • Partial Denture - Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Complete Denture - Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.

At Healthy Smiles Dental, you will be given care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

Healthy Smiles Dental also provides same day denture/partial repair and reline services.


 
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