Dentures are an option for replacing missing teeth, they can be removed and put back into your mouth as you please. Depending on each individual patient case, Dr. Arian may create full or partial dentures for you. Full dentures are used when all of the natural teeth are removed from the mouth and replaced with a full set.
Conventional Full Dentures
This is when all the teeth are removed and the tissue is given time to heal before the dentures are placed. It could take a few months for the gum tissue to heal completely, and during this time you will be without teeth.
Immediate Full Dentures
Immediate dental dentures are designed in advance to that they can be positioned right after a patient’s teeth are removed. This allows the patient to have teeth even during the healing period. The potential problem with immediate dentures is that the bone and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing process. When this happens, the immediate dentures may not fit properly, which is why immediate dentures are generally considered a temporary measure until a more permanent set of dentures can be made.
Partial dentures utilize a pink or gum-colored plastic base to connect the replacement teeth to the metal framework that will hold the dental dentures in place within your mouth. These partial dentures are used when there are still a few teeth that remain strongly in position in either the upper or lower jaw. Often, a fixed (permanent) bridge is put into place on either side of the gap, and the false teeth are cemented into place. The precision partial dentures are removable, using internal attachments to attach the bridge to the adjacent crowns, while still allowing you to remove it for cleaning. This processes leave you with a completely natural looking smile.
Living with Dentures
Even though they are not real teeth, you should care for them like they are. You should brush them to remove plaque and food particles before removing your dentures. After they have been removed you should place them directly into room temperature water or a denture cleaning solution. Never use hot water as it can cause warping. Your dentures are delicate, so make sure you are careful when handling them so you don’t drop them. Also, never try to adjust your dentures yourself. You could ruin them, so you should always seek assistance from the Las Vegas Smile Center if they feel uncomfortable or loose.
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