Like many things in life, the importance of something is never truly appreciated until it is gone. If you’ve lost your teeth, whether due to injury, tooth decay or gum disease, you surely understand. The good news is that we have the options for you to replace them. Flintridge dental group can help you to restore your way of living by our complete and partial dentures service. We help you to maintain your day-to-day activities including eating, speaking, your confidence, appearance, and your smile.

Complete and partial dentures making process usually takes about 6-12 weeks, but this may vary from one patient to another.

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Complete and Partial Dentures Treatment Process

The dental professional at Flintridge Dental Group always use the latest services and technology in complete and partial dentures treatment. Our patients frequently ask Dr. Azin about the requirement of complete and partial dentures. There are major pros and cons to wearing complete and partial dentures that we will discuss below with you.

Difference between Complete and Partial Dentures
A complete denture, also known as the full denture, replaces all your natural teeth and make yourself able to eat and speak as you do before with your natural teeth. While on the other hand, partial denture replaces the missing tooth or teeth and fills out to restore your appearance.

Complete Dentures

Complete dentures are made using your mouth as a model. First, the dentist will take the accurate impressions of the upper and lower arches of your mouth. These impressions are sent to the dental laboratory.

We record the relationship of dental arches at your next visit and help you to choose the shape and color of the denture. However, the color of gums is varied from individual to individual. Your dentist can help you in choosing the more natural denture, that completely matches you.

During your subsequent visits, we examine your speech, bite, appearance, and functionality. After examining the denture is to be adjusted accordingly. After getting the satisfactory appearance, the next step is to fabricate the denture.

Denture Complications

Every effort by a dental lab is made to create the denture with the best functionality. However, it is impossible to create the perfect denture as we desired. After delivery of the denture, it may require a few adjustment visits and some time for you and your new denture to adapt to each other. The most time taking task is to adjust your dentures to get perfect functions and appearance.

A new denture can also alter your eating and speaking habits and it may require a bit of practicing before you get comfortable.

The lower denture is harder to keep in your mouth than your upper denture. It happens because there are some differences in the shape of the jaws.

Different Denture Options

There are new advances in making dentures. One is the implant-supported denture that stabilizes the denture. And before making the denture, the implant placement is required.

Immediate Denture

In case, you are suffering from severe tooth decay, gum disease or injury and you need to replace your teeth, then we also provide the immediate denture. Our service of the immediate denture can relieve you from the complications that happen after the extraction process. An immediate denture is placed immediately after the teeth removal. Our immediate denture service will help to enhance your appearance by making your dentures less noticeable. It will also restore your day-to-day functions like chewing and speaking.

Immediate Denture Treatment

In immediate denture treatment, your mouth is used as a model to take the accurate impressions of the upper and lower arches. Then we establish a bite the suits your original bite perfectly.

We also help you in choosing the color and shape your denture, that is going to be used. The impressions are then to be sent to our dental lab.

In your next visit, we adjust your bite and examine your appearance, speech, and functionality. Sometimes it is necessary to repeat this step to ensure that everything is just right.

A fabrication process is started after we get satisfactory fit and appearance. At your subsequent visits, remaining teeth are also removed. Please note that the extractions may be performed at one visit or they may be removed in two or more visits depending on the number and condition of the teeth to be extracted, the shape of your jaws and your health condition. The dentist will best advise you on the preferred timing for your extractions.

Immediate Denture Complications

While every effort is made to make a good and functional denture, please keep in mind that there is no such a thing as a perfect denture. It may require some more visits to adjust the placed immediate denture and these visits can make you more comfortable with your immediate denture. There is a fact that after the extraction process, your gums heal and shrink for about six months. So, we have to re-based them to fit properly.

The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your immediate dentures is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks or months to get used to your immediate denture.

It can change your chewing efficiency that you had before with your natural teeth. The immediate denture can also alter your speaking and thus your dentist needs your revisits to fit it again properly. Due to the difference in the jaws and muscle movements of your cheek and tongue, a lower denture can make you feel some discomfort.

Fortunately, Flintridge Dental Group has new alternatives for this, such as implants. We can help you to restore your functionality to your natural teeth. You can discuss this possibility with the dentist.

Partial Denture

Flintridge dental group provides complete and partial dentures and in our partial denture services, we replace the teeth for those who have lost. Partial dentures have the advantage of taking in and out of the mouth. The denture base, that is used in the partial denture, resembles the color of your teeth and gums. Then the partial denture is attached to the existing teeth through a clasp or any other restorative device. Your mouth is used as a model for making the partial dentures.

Making a partial denture requires about 6-8 weeks, however, this can vary from one patient to another. It also depends on the type and technique of the denture that your dentist is going to use.

During the first phase, we can prepare the teeth that are used by partial denture for support. Next, your dentist will take an accurate impression of the upper and lower arches of your mouth and records your bite. The impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory.

Your dentist evaluates your bite at your further subsequent visits. This evaluation includes your speech, appearance, and functionality of partial denture teeth and gums.

The fabrication process is the final step by the dental laboratory, which is performed after your dentist confirms the satisfactory fit and appearance.

Partial Denture Complication
While every effort is made to make a perfect denture by your dentist, still the process of partial denture may require your some more visits for adjustment. The most important point to remember is that adjusting to your partial denture is a process; in some cases, it takes weeks to get used to a partial denture.

A new partial denture could also give you some complications in your speaking and eating. It takes some time to get comfortable.

Different Types Of Partial Dentures
There are newly developed techniques for making partial dentures. One such advance is an implant-supporting partial denture that helps give additional support to the partial denture. It provides you additional support, but it also requires the implant placement.

There is also a partial denture that uses a special material called Valplast which is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. This type of partial dentures are not made of metal, they are made with the flexible plastic material.

Stayplate (Temporary Denture)

Temporary denture or stay plate is the denture that is placed when you are advised to get your tooth pulled. It works while your gums and supporting bone are healing. The star plate is replaced your missing tooth until you get the permanent option for treatment. Meanwhile, a stay plate helps you in eating and speaking. A stay plate helps in maintaining your appearance and confidence. It helps your existing teeth not to shift and remain at their own place in your mouth. Thus, a stay plate helps you to avoid many bigger problems.

Stay plates are made using your mouth as a model. The first task of your dentist is to take the impressions your upper and lower arches. Then your dentist creates a bite as same as your original bite. We also help you in selecting the color and shape of your stay late or temporary denture that resembles the best of your teeth and gums.

At your subsequent visits, after proper examination, your teeth are removed and the stay plate is placed.

What You Should Know

Please keep in mind that there is no such a thing as a perfect stay plate. After placing, it may require a few adjustments also.

Stayplates can change your eating habits too. You feel the changes in your chewing efficiency as compared to before. It may require some time to get comfortable with your speaking habit.

However, a stay late is a temporary replacement until you have any other form of treatment like the implant, bridge, complete and partial dentures.

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