If you have experienced tooth loss due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, injury, or other problems, dentures may provide a viable solution to restoring your smile.
A denture is a removable appliance designed to replace one or more of your missing teeth, including the surrounding tissue. They are custom made to match the look and feel of your smile.
Complete dentures fit over your gums, including the roof of your mouth (palate), whereas partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to a plastic or metal framework.
A complete denture can be provided in a conventional or immediate format. Conventional dentures are produced after removal of the teeth and full recovery of the gums. Immediate dentures are created earlier and immediately placed after the teeth have been removed. This prevents the patient from being without teeth during the healing period. As the tissues continue to heal, additional visits will be required to make adjustments.
Receiving dentures in Lancaster requires multiple appointments over several weeks. A custom denture will be created based on accurate impressions and measurements taken of your teeth. During the final appointment, the dentures will be precisely adjusted and placed comfortably into your mouth. You may experience increased saliva, soreness, speech and chewing difficulties, these are normal and will gradually subside.
In addition to restoring your smile and allowing you to eat more types of food, dentures are instrumental in maintaining the structure of your mouth, which can prevent sagging in your facial appearance. This can also help speech, as the ability of your tongue to correctly pronounce words can be affected when teeth are missing.
Please call (661) 949-6757 today to schedule an appointment and learn more about complete and partial dentures at our Lancaster office!