Have you lost one or more teeth because of disease, decay or injury and now miss your beautiful smile? Don’t worry—visit Beverly Hills Dental Center today to get an appointment for your custom dentures.
Dentures can either be complete or partial, depending on whether you require replacement for all or a few of your teeth. Dentures can replace lost teeth and are removable, so you have the choice of removing them at night before going to sleep. Dentures look exactly like natural teeth and are designed to wear comfortably. After getting dentures you will be able to eat whatever you want again and speak properly.
After getting impression of your mouth, your dentist will get dentures made for you in a dental lab. Full dentures have acrylic bases that cover your gums. The upper denture has a base that covers the roof of your mouth while the lower denture is shaped to fit your tongue.
Types of Dentures
- Conventional full denture – A conventional full denture is a replacement for all of your teeth. Your dentist may remove remaining teeth and fit the dentures after your mouth has completely healed. The healing process can take months.
- Immediate full denture – An immediate full denture is also a replacement for all of your teeth and is placed right after any remaining teeth are removed. This means that you never have to live without teeth. However, since the bone that supports your teeth will reshape as it heals, you will have to get your dentures relined after a few months.
- Partial denture – Partial dentures are a replacement for a few missing teeth and consist of metal frames that are attached to your natural teeth on both sides.
Dentures may take some time to get used to but the end result means you can enjoy the benefits of having a full set of teeth. Dentures will need to be relined, rebased and remade because of normal wear and the changes in your mouth that come with age. Schedule an annual appointment with your doctor to ensure your dentures always fit properly.