Most people are scared to lose all of their teeth and then they need to endure the embarrassment and comments about not having any teeth. But there is a way to escape all that comments and embarrassing moments by getting dentures that looks like your own teeth. You can talk to your dentist in San Diego, CA for more information and they will explain to you what it is all about. There are two types of dentures they will tell you about and they can also explain which will be the best for you. Here is some information that you can look at.
What are complete dentures?
You get two types of complete dentures and they are immediate or conventional. A conventional denture is made after all the teeth have been removed and the healing process is almost complete. It takes almost twelve weeks after the removal of the teeth before the conventional can be placed into the mouth. Immediate dentures are made in advanced before the teeth are removed and can be placed in the mouth right after the removal of the teeth. It is convenient because you don’t have to wait twelve weeks before you will have teeth in your mouth. There is a disadvantage because the gums shrink with the healing process which means that the immediate dentures will need to be adjusted during the healing process. Immediate dentures should be considered as temporary until conventional dentures can be made.
What are partial dentures?
A partial denture is a removable denture that is a teeth replacement and it consist of a gum colored base that is made of plastic and are hold together by a metal frame that will hold the denture in place in your mouth. Partial dentures are used when there is more than one tooth still in place in the lower or upper jaw. Partial dentures replace the missing teeth in your mouth and it helps that the remaining teeth does not change position. A partial denture is removable and it gives a more natural look in your mouth.
The procedure to make dentures
There are different steps used to make dentures and before the steps fall in place you will need to visit your dentist in San Diego, CA a few times. Your dentist will first need to determine what type of dentures is best for you before the actual work can start. The steps they take to make the dentures are as follows:
- They will make a few impressions of your jaw to see how they relate to each other and what the space is between then. They will take all the measurements when they do this.
- They will then make molds of the denture than needs to be made which you will fit several times to adjust the shape, fit and color before the actual denture is cast.
- When you and your dentist is happy with the mold the actual denture will then be cast
- Final adjustments will then be made if it is necessary.
How will new dentures affect your overall lifestyle?
Having new dentures will take a bit of practice to get used to. Your mouth will need to adjust and your tong and cheeks muscles will learn over time how to keep the dentures in place. In the first few weeks it will be a bit uncomfortable and you will feel a bit of soreness but it will go away as your mouth get used to the dentures. Your facial expression will not change as the dentures are made similar to your real teeth. In fact with dentures in can bring out facial appearance and your smile can improve a lot as well. It will also not be difficult to eat food. You can start with soft food that you can cut into small pieces. Make sure that you eat on both sides of your mouth until you get comfortable with chewing with the dentures. You can then slowly start eating other foods until you are so comfortable that you can eat everything that you have before you received your dentures. When using dentures don’t chew gum or any sticky foods, don’t eat food that are hard or have sharp edges. You may struggle to say some words with your new dentures but the fastest way to get that right is to practice by saying difficult words.
How do you care for your dentures?
Make sure that you brush your dentures daily to remove dental plague and food. By brushing them daily you will also prevent stains on your dentures. Always place your dentures in a glass with denture solution or plain water. Never use hot water as your dentures can warp. Before inserting your dentures brush your mouth and tongue.