Dentures are usually a part of life as we age. Some individuals develop periodontal disease while others may receive injuries to their mouth, requiring the need for dentures. We understand this can be a traumatic period for some people.
After all, you have had your own teeth your whole life, and the thought of being without them can be a little scary. Complete dentures are removable teeth that rest on a plastic base resembling your gums and fit into your mouth.
Immediate and conventional dentures
In the case of complete dentures, the first step is the extraction of remaining teeth in the patient’s mouth. Once this is done, molds are made and immediate dentures are constructed. This way the patient does not have to leave the office with no teeth. Over the next couple weeks, the mouth and gums are given time to heal from the extractions.
Once this is done, new molds are made and sent to the lab so your long-term dentures can be constructed. After about eight to twelve weeks after the removal of your original teeth, you will receive your conventional dentures for extended use.
For patients needing just a few teeth replaced, a partial denture is a good option. A partial denture consists of replacement teeth that are placed on a gum-colored plastic foundation, which holds the denture to the upper or lower arch. A partial denture may be fixed or removable. It serves to fill in spaces where teeth are missing, which handles the cosmetic issue of missing teeth and also prevents neighboring teeth from filling in the gap.
At BioDental, we will sit down and discuss the options available to you with regard to dentures. We offer affordable rates, and our team is very experienced when it comes to denture procedures. We understand that some patients become nervous during dental procedures, so we make sure to provide gentle care and compassion to keep our patients relaxed and calm.
To set an appointment with Encino Dentist, Dr. Shawn Matian please call us and a representative will be happy to help.