If you are seeking professional dental advice regarding dentures, it's time to call Shumway Dental Care. Their Chandler dentists will ask you questions, examine you, and determine exactly what needs to be done to get you back to normal.
Should I Get
Full Dentures or Partials?
Cosmetic dentists and family dentists can guide their patients as to how extensive the problem is and what the best procedure and answer would be for the patient's welfare.
What is a denture?
While it takes time to get used to wearing dentures, and they do not really feel like your real teeth, today's dentures are more comfortable and natural looking than they used to be.
Full or complete dentures
After the removal of all remaining teeth, and the gum tissues have had a chance to heal, a CONVENTIONAL full denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teethhave been removed.
IMMEDIATE dentures are custom created in advance by measurements and models of your jaw during an earlier visit and are inserted immediately after all remaining teeth are removed.
Therefore, a disadvantage of the immediate dentures is that they will require more adjustments in order to fit properly and will probably have to be relined several months after insertion because the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals and causes the dentures to become loose.
The upper base covers the palate/roof of your mouth. The base of the lower denture is in the shape of a horseshoe to allow room for your tongue.
A removable partial denture/bridge is made up of replacement teeth attached to that base, and often are connected by metal framework to hold the denture in place.
A fixed bridge is to replace teeth by putting crowns on the teeth on either side, attaching artificial teeth to them, and cementing the bridge into place.
In addition to a partial denture filling in the empty spaces created by missing teeth, it also can prevent other teeth from changing their positions.
More natural looking is a partial denture that is removable and has internal attachments instead of clasps that attach to adjacent crowns that may have to have been placed on some of your teeth to provide anchors.
If you are seeking professional dental advice regarding dentures, it's time to call Shumway Dental Care.
Their Chandler dentists will ask you questions, examine you, and determine exactly what needs to be done to get you back to normal.
Call today for an appointment.
SHUMWAY DENTAL CARE
3150 S Gilbert Rd Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85286