A denture is positioned in the mouth to replace the natural teeth with a gadget or a removable prosthetic device to give support to the cheeks and lips. It fully substitutes the old set of teeth.
How is a denture made?
The prosthodontist decides what type of treatment is best for you. At first, measurements are taken of your jaws and spaces in them. Then, their impressions are made. The wax forms or plastic patterns models are made to fit in the same position and shape of the denture. You will be made to try out these models' certain times, and the denture will be made to match the color of natural teeth, and before making the final denture. The necessary adjustments will be made accordingly.
What are the benefits of dentures?
Certain benefits of dentures are:
- You will restore your ability to chew, after replacing the missing teeth with dentures.
- Dentures help restore a natural and desirable look to the teeth.
- The collapsed exterior of lips and cheeks that occurs after losing teeth can also be made right.
- You will be able to speak well and pronounce certain words better than before.
Explain the kinds of dentures
The two kinds of dentures are:
Complete Dentures: The complete dentures can be either "conventional" or "immediate." Conventional dentures are made and positioned after the tissues have healed, and the rest of the teeth are taken out. Immediate Dentures are placed soon after the remaining teeth are removed.
Partial Dentures: Partial dentures can take the place of only a few missing teeth. A removable partial denture or bridge usually comprises replacement teeth that are fixed to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework occasionally to hold the denture in place in the mouth. These dentures are used when one or more natural teeth stay in the upper or lower jaw.
How does it feel like to have false teeth?
It might take a week or two to get used to the dentures. Your dentures may feel awkward and uncomfortable at first place while you learn to speak and eat with them. Your mouth will get accustomed to your brand-new dentures with time. Even though they may look different at first for you, but they will look great to everyone else.
Your tongue and mouth might need to get used to new dentures, so it is advised that you prefer eating softer foods. Have adhesives or medications that the dentist suggests. Get regularly checked in the scheduled appointments.
Find out more about dentures as you visit our office. Call Sun-Park Dental today at (916) 435-1155 or request an appointment online.