Dentures & Partial Dentures
At CCIND, we proudly offer several types of dentures to cater to the specific needs of each our patients. Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth and tissue to restore healthy, natural smiles. Dentures are not only important for maintaining a confident and beautiful smile, but also help to maintain the health of your existing teeth and gums.
What are the different kinds of dentures?
Complete dentures– Complete dentures are utilized when all of the teeth are missing. They can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are placed four to six weeks after the teeth are removed and the gums have healed. Conversely, immediate dentures are fabricated prior to the removal of teeth and placed right after the teeth are removed. However, during the healing process the gums will shrink and the immediate dentures will need to be adjusted.
Partial dentures– Partial dentures are utilized if not all the teeth are missing and some natural teeth remain in the jaw. It fills in the gaps created by missing teeth and prevents existing teeth from shifting.
The Denture Fitting Process
The process of acquiring dentures requires several appointments over the span of a few weeks. A highly accurate impression of your jaw will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate your custom-made dentures. Several appointments may be necessary to achieve the optimal color, shape, comfort, and fit of the new dentures. At the final appointment, the precisely adjusted denture will be fitted and placed.
You may initially experience an increase in saliva flow, some soreness, and some difficulty chewing or speaking. These symptoms are all normal as your mouth is adjusting to the new dentures. Patient comfort is our primary concern and our expert dentist will meticulously work to achieve the best possible fit to minimize these symptoms.
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