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Full dentures replace all of the teeth on the upper and/or lower jaw. For all types of full dentures, detailed impressions and measurements will be taken of your gums and mouth to create an ideal fit. The way your jaws work together will be evaluated to ensure that your dentures won’t affect your bite. We will also consider the shape of your face and your lips when designing a natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing smile for you.
Immediate dentures are fabricated in advance before any necessary extractions occur and can be placed right away without waiting for the gums and bone to heal. Because the gums and jawbone can shrink after tooth loss, it might take several months of adjustments to create the most comfortable fit. Immediate dentures are often used as temporary dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are first surgically placed in the jawbone where they integrate with the bone over a period of months. Once the implants are secure, removable dentures are fabricated, which clip onto the implants. (Fixed dentures are also an option, attached to the implants using special screws, which can only be removed by a dentist.) This type of denture is very secure, and because implants stimulate jawbone tissue like natural tooth roots do, it helps prevent bone loss.
Dentures, like natural teeth, require daily care. We will recommend the type of cleaning routine, soft brush, non-abrasive cleaner, and soaking solution which is best for removing any plaque and bacteria that build up on the denture.
Any discomfort or any damage to the appliance should be reported to our office at once. Keep up with regular dental checkups to make sure your denture is fitting properly and that your gums and other oral tissues are healthy.
Whether you choose dentures, bridges, or implants, replacing missing teeth restores the function and transforms the appearance of your smile. To discover if dentures are the best choice for you, call our office to discuss your questions and concerns.
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