Full and partial dentures are needed when all or some of the teeth have been lost and all extraction sites have healed (up to eight weeks or longer.) The denture process takes about two months and four – six appointments.
After the initial diagnosis is made; an impression and a wax bite are made to determine proper jaw position; a “try-in” is placed to assure proper color, shape and fit; and the patient’s final denture is placed, following any minor adjustments.
New denture wearers need time to get accustomed to their new “teeth” because even the best fitting dentures will feel awkward at first. While most patients can begin to speak normally within a few days, many patients report discomfort with eating for several days to a few weeks. To get accustomed to chewing with a new denture, start with soft, easy-to-chew foods. In addition, denture wearers often notice a slight change in facial appearance, increased salivary flow, or minor speech difficulty.
We recommend a combination of implants and dentures for best results. A minimum of two implants when placed on the lower jaw significantly increases the ability to chew and function with the denture. These are called overdentures
When dentures replace a few missing teeth with natural teeth presents they are called partial dentures. They may be fabricated out of an all acrylic material or a combination of metal and acrylic.
Partial dentures are sometimes made for an interim period until implants are placed.
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