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Removable partial dentures are for patients who are missing some but not all of their teeth.
Fixed partial dentures (also known as permanent bridges) are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining natural teeth as well as synthetic materials that are sculpted to resemble teeth.
Complete dentures or full dentures are for patients who are missing all their upper or lower teeth.
1. Our first step in the process begins with making several wax/plastic impressions of your jaws to determine how much space is between them and how they fit together.
2. Next, we use these impressions to create the final version of your dentures and have you try them on in order to make adjustments.
3. After we make the necessary adjustments, you can start wearing your dentures regularly. They may feel uncomfortable and loose until your cheek muscles and tongue adjust.
Conventional dentures can be worn after the teeth have been removed for at least 8-12 weeks, giving the gums and bone time to heal. We make immediate dentures in advance, so you can actually wear them instantly. There are pros and cons to both, however. Conventional dentures require a waiting period where you must go without teeth in order for the gums and the bone to heal, but with immediate dentures, you can wear them right away. It may need many adjustments because the gums and the bone will shrink during the healing process.
Dental implants offer a way to keep dentures in place and allow you to go about your daily life with confidence. The use of dental implants to stabilize dentures has proven to be successful for many people.
Partial dentures are removable and can be worn when there are still natural teeth present in either or both the upper and lower jaw. You can now replace your missing teeth with flesh colored base and artificial teeth. The fixed bridge attaches crowns to the teeth on each side of the missing teeth as an anchor, and artificial teeth replace the missing teeth. The denture prevents the rest of the natural teeth from shifting and changing position. A partial denture can have internal attachments or clasps to attach to the crowns on either side of the missing teeth.
Dentures are a removable solution for missing teeth. Patients use them to replace both an entire set of teeth or just a partial set. Complete dentures can be conventional, requiring a waiting period, or immediate. There are pros and cons to both. Partial dentures effectively replace missing teeth and prevent the other natural teeth from moving and shifting. They can come with internal attachments or clasps that attach to the crowns that sit on each side of the missing teeth. Dentures may take a few weeks to get used to when you first start wearing them but the cheek muscles and your tongue eventually adjust. It’s best to eat soft foods when you first start wearing them to give yourself time to get used to the way they feel.