A denture is a removable dental appliance replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue. They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures - complete and partial dentures. 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, it 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, usually taking 4 to 6 weeks. During this time the patient will go without teeth. 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. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
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:
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 La Jolla 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.
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.
Below is a breakdown of our various types of Dentures based on price and quality:
Along with offering fixed replacements for the decayed and broken teeth, Bird Rock Dental in La Jolla, California also offers removable dentures. Dentures are more sought after solution for broken teeth by the older population. Most often, when a person grows old in age, his teeth weaken, ultimately resulting in the loss of one or more teeth. This is where dentures come into play.
Dentures offered in Bird Rock Dental in La Jolla, California are of two types; complete and partial. Complete dentures are again either conventional or immediate. The biggest difference between the two is of the time required to install them after the teeth loss or extraction. Immediate dentures are installed right after the teeth loss or extraction occurs while conventional ones are installed after 8-12 weeks of wait while giving time for gums and surrounding areas to heal properly. Immediate dentures are however, considered as temporary dentures fitted to cover up the missing teeth structure.
Dentures are usually bonded with the gum colored plastic base which is then attached to a metal frame. The metal frame that holds the denture is then installed in the socket. At Bird Rock Dental in La Jolla California, our family dentist La Jolla offer a variety of dentures to choose from. Each denture varies in quality and cost and are designed for any one’s budget. However, all our dentures are of supreme quality and durable. Our dentists may also assist you in choosing the type of denture that best fits your requirement.