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Dentures & Partial Dentures

Dentures, both partial and complete, serve as invaluable dental appliances, seamlessly filling the void left by missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Crafted to mimic the natural teeth, these appliances not only restore functionality but also have the potential to elevate your smile to new heights.

Understanding Dentures:

  • Complete Dentures: Utilized in cases where all teeth are missing.
  • Partial Dentures: Designed for situations where some natural teeth remain, preventing shifting and maintaining oral harmony.

Partial dentures not only bridge the gaps caused by missing teeth but also act as guardians against unwanted tooth movement. They are pivotal in preserving dental alignment and function.

Types of Dentures:

  • Conventional Dentures: Fabricated post-tooth removal, allowing for gum tissue healing before placement.
  • Immediate Dentures: Pre-made and inserted immediately after tooth extraction, eliminating the need for a toothless interim. Adjustments may be required as tissues heal and adapt.

Reasons for Dentures:

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

The Denture Journey:

Crafting dentures entails a meticulous process spanning several appointments over a few weeks. Precision impressions and measurements are taken to tailor your custom denture. Multiple try-in sessions ensure impeccable fit, color, and shape.

At the final appointment, your dentist meticulously adjusts and places the completed denture, ensuring comfort and natural aesthetics. Initially, you may experience increased saliva flow, soreness, and speech and chewing challenges, but these typically diminish as your oral muscles adapt.

Caring for Your Dentures:

Your dentist will provide comprehensive care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning, coupled with good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups, will extend the lifespan of your dentures, ensuring lasting comfort and functionality.

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