Whether lost due to decay, accident, injury, or just the natural aging process, missing teeth affect the way you look and feel. Even worse, they can lead to lifelong health problems, including an increased risk of gum disease and irreversible bone loss in the jaw.
At Oneida Park Dental Studio, we offer high-tech and custom-made dentures designed to look great and restore the health and function of your smile!
Talk to Dr. Brewick today if you are….
- Missing 1 or more teeth in your mouth
- Unhappy with the appearance of your smile
- Having trouble eating or speaking due to missing teeth
- Unhappy with your current denture
What are Dentures?
If you have missing teeth, dentures can be your way back to a beautiful smile. Dentures are natural-looking, removable teeth that are attached to an cosmetically pleasing frame. They are a great solution for those who have lost their teeth from gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident. There are two different types of dentures; full and partial.
Full Dentures - Complete and Immediate
Complete dentures, also known as conventional dentures, are given to those who have had all of their teeth removed. Conventional full dentures can be placed into the patient’s mouth once the gums have fully healed. Gums may need to heal after tooth extraction or any physical injury to the gums and healing can take anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.
Immediate dentures are different in that the patient does not have to go without teeth for a period of time. They are made in advance and can be placed into the patient’s mouth right away. As the mouth heals, partial adjustments may be required to the immediate dentures.
Dentures can also be supported by implants, in which case they are fixed to the jawbone and not removable by the patient.
Partial dentures are used when the patient has lost only some of their teeth. They are replacement teeth attached to a naturally pink gum base. Because the teeth gaps may be in different locations, this removable denture is typically connected by a metal framework. Partial dentures are crucial because they help to fill in teeth gaps as well as prevent other teeth from shifting positions. The partial dentures will be customized for the patient's mouth structure.
Dentures Procedure- How it works:
Initial Appointment: Your first appointment includes a thorough examination of your gums and teeth to see if you are a good candidate for dentures.
Mold Replica: In order to create dentures that are a perfect fit for your mouth, a mold replica will be created using dental putty. This mold is then sent to a professional laboratory for denture creation.
Fitting Appointment: Once your dentures are ready for use, you will come in for a second visit to get your dentures fitted and adjusted as needed.