Complete & Partial Dentures
Dentures are devices that contain a series of artificial teeth and are created to mimic the look and function of missing teeth.
Complete dentures are a good option for individuals who don’t have any natural teeth remaining. Partial dentures need some natural teeth intact to be placed. When you have one or more missing teeth, your neighboring teeth with try to shift into the vacant spaces. Partial dentures keep this from happening by filling the empty space. Both types of dentures enhance the appearance, feel, and function of your smile.
Depending on your specific situation, you might be given the option of conventional or immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are created after teeth are extracted and have had adequate time to heal, which is generally between 4 to 6 weeks. Adjustments will be made accordingly after your gums heal and the denture is placed.
Immediate dentures, as their name suggests, are put in immediately after your teeth are extracted. When patients get conventional dentures, they go without teeth for the entire healing process. With immediate dentures, you don’t have to go without having teeth since they are put in right away.
Dentures are long-lasting but might need to be adjusted, fixed, or remade over the years.
Reasons for dentures:
- Allows you to chew, speak, and digest food better
- Improves the look of your smile and keep your facial tissues from sagging
What does getting dentures involve?
The entire process of getting your custom-made dentures may take up to a few weeks. We may need to schedule a number of “try-in” appointments to make sure the fit, shape, and color look natural. At your last appointment, Dr. Ansil or one of his team members will install your dentures and make any appropriate modifications.
When your dentures are first placed, you may have more saliva than normal, speaking and chewing difficulties, and sensitivity or soreness. These should go away once your tissues and muscles are accustomed to your dentures.
We will give you in-depth directions on how to take care of dentures. It’s important to clean them properly and to practice good oral hygiene to keep your dentures looking good and working well.
If you’re looking to enhance your smile with dentures, call us today at (714) 881-5500. We proudly serve the greater Orange, CA area.