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Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. Dentures are also used to provide support for the lips and cheeks, so that your facial structure will not change due to missing teeth. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth in the mouth are missing and partial dentures are used when you still have natural teeth remaining. 

There are two types of complete dentures. These are: 

  • Conventional – Conventional dentures are created after all of the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has been allowed to heal. With conventional dentures, it will take around 8-12 weeks before your dentures are ready to be placed. However, you can be sure that the dentures will be a good fit, because the molds were made after the gum tissue has healed.
  • Immediate – Immediate dentures are created in advance and will be available to you as soon as the teeth have been removed. The benefit of choosing immediate dentures is that you won’t need to be without dentures during the healing process. However, the gum tissue will shrink after the healing process has finished. This means that there’s a good chance your immediate dentures will need to be adjusted to fit properly.  

When you first receive your dentures, it’s normal for them to feel a little strange. They will take some getting used to. But the muscles in your cheeks and tongue will eventually learn how to keep the dentures in place when you’re speaking and eating. You’ll also become more comfortable putting them in and removing them. 

Even if you have dentures, it’s still important to visit our office for regular dental exams. We can make any necessary adjustments to the dentures, and check the oral tissues for problems or disease. 

To make an appointment to have your dentures checked, please contact Severance Dental today.

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