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 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.
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.