Restorations – Dentures & Partial Dentures
A denture is a removable dental appliance, for the replacement of missing teeth and surrounding tissue. Dr. Sevey makes sure they are made to closely resemble your natural teeth, and may even enhance your smile.
There are two types of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. A Partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth and it prevents other teeth from shifting.
A complete denture may be either “conventional” or “immediate.” A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and is typically done to replace an existing denture. Immediate dentures are made in advance of teeth needing to be extracted and immediately placed after teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. As the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments and relines will have to be made.
Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years, but may have to be remade, repaired, or relined due to normal wear.
Reasons for dentures:
- Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process of getting dentures requires several Creative Dental Solutions appointments, usually over several weeks. Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture. Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit. At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty when first wearing new dentures, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.
Dr. Sevey will give you complete care instructions for your new dentures. Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.
For more information on dentures in Bangor Maine, contact Creative Dental Solutions today.
Implant Supported Dentures – See section on Implants.
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