What Are Complete Dentures?
Complete or full dentures are tooth replacements needed to restore your smile if you have no teeth left in the upper arch, lower arch, or both arches. Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate.
Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are created ahead of time and inserted in your mouth immediately after removing any remaining teeth. However, the gum tissues and bone will change in shape and shrink during the healing period, meaning your dentures will require frequent adjustments to continue to fit and function the way they should. The most significant benefit of immediate dentures is that you won’t have to be without teeth for a single day.
Conventional Dentures: Conventional dentures are permanent dentures we create from the highest quality denture material after the area heals, about 8-12 weeks after extracting any remaining teeth, providing the best fit, comfort, and function. Dr. Nallasamy offers free relining for immediate dentures after receiving your conventional ones, so you’ll always have a spare set available.
What Are Partial Dentures?
Partial dentures are removable alternatives to dental bridges that consist of one or several replacement teeth attached to gum-colored plastic bases. They typically connect to natural teeth using metal frameworks or precision attachments. Once in place, your partial dentures will restore your smile’s function and natural appearance.
What Are the Benefits of Complete and Partial Dentures?
Leaving a gap in your smile can be a serious matter. It may result in the adjacent teeth shifting into the space, leading to crooked teeth and problems with the bite. Replacing missing teeth will enhance your oral health and quality of life. You’ll find it easier to speak clearly, enjoy the foods you love, and smile with confidence once again!
How Should You Care for Your Dentures?
You’ll need to rinse your dentures after every meal and clean them daily using a soft-bristled brush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Avoid exposure to extremely high temperatures to prevent damage to your restoration. When not in your mouth, store your dentures safely in their container and a mild denture cleanser.
If you have any sore spots or your dentures are damaged, contact us for an appointment. Never attempt to make any repairs yourself. Dr. Nallasamy and her team are happy to make any adjustments needed to ensure your dentures provide the perfect look, fit, and function for many years to come!