Custom Dentures

Custom Dentures in Pleasanton CA.

When someone is missing all their teeth, it can be extremely difficult to chew and speak and it can also affect their appearance drastically. Traditional dentures can help those who have lost their teeth by giving them a new set of teeth to chew their food properly. It can also help them speak clearly so that they can communicate with others more easily. Traditional dentures are a set of removable artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth. Traditional dentures can be partial, which means they replace some but not all of the teeth, or full, which means they replace all of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw or both.

Types of Dentures

There are 3 main categories of Conventional dentures that are available to replace teeth:

Immediate full dentures

These are temporary full dentures that are made in advance and placed in the mouth immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. The dentures are held in place with temporary adhesive until the gums have healed, at which point a new set of well-fitted. permanent dentures, such as implant overdentures or a new set of conventional dentures, can be made.

Conventional Full Dentures

These are full dentures that are made and placed in the mouth after the remaining teeth have been removed and the gums have healed, which can take several months. Conventional full dentures are held in place by suction and the natural contours of the gums. One of the disadvantages of conventional full dentures is the feeling of weakness when chewing because the gum tissue is not as good as supporting the teeth as implants or natural teeth. They often get loose over time as the bone will shrink and deteriorate with repeated use. They are the most unnatural denture option and often patients have the most difficulty relearning how to chew with the conventional dentures.

Partial dentures

Partial dentures are removable prosthetics used to replace missing teeth when some natural teeth remain in the mouth. Partial dentures are custom-made to fit the unique shape of an individual’s mouth and are designed to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. They are held in place by clasps or attachments that anchor onto the remaining natural teeth, providing both stability and support. In some cases, dental crowns may be needed in conjunction with partials to improve the strength of the clasps and attachments.

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