Dentures are the most sought-after solution to replace a large number of missing teeth. They are removable appliances that are made from a combination of ceramic and acrylic, thereby mimicking the appearance of the teeth and surrounding gums as well. If you are looking to get your decayed or damaged teeth extracted and have them restored by dentures, Los Gatos dental is the best dental practice you could visit. Our dentists have treated many patients with missing teeth in the past and helped them regain their lost smiles.
What are the types of dentures?
Dentures have been around for several years now. The most common type of denture is the conventional one. The dentist will extract the remaining teeth in your mouth and allow the wound to heal. Only then will the dentures be provided, which is after a few weeks. During this period, the patient will have to remain without teeth. To get rid of this disadvantage, we would like to present immediate dentures!
What are the immediate dentures?
Immediate dentures are the ones that can be worn on the very day you undergo teeth extraction. With immediate dentures, you will not have to go about without teeth, even for a single day during the healing period. This helps you stay clear of the embarrassment of having a displeasing smile.
When you visit us for the initial consultation, the dentist will thoroughly examine the teeth and determine the right treatment. A highly precise digital mold of the teeth and gums will be taken to serve as a reference for fabricating the dentures. The data from the scan and X-rays will be shared with a dental laboratory, where the dentures will be made in a few days.
When you visit us for the next visit, the dentures will be fabricated and ready to be placed in the mouth. The dentist will administer local anesthesia so that you do not feel pain or discomfort. The remaining teeth in the mouth will be extracted, and the wounds will be treated. Once the bleeding stops, the dentures will be placed on the gums. The wounds from the extraction will be allowed to heal under the dentures.
Once the wounds completely heal, there could be a change in the dentures' fit due to the shrinking tissues. Hence, the dentures will have to be re-contoured to alter their fit. The dentist will give you aftercare instruction on how to maintain them in good shape. Periodic consultations will be necessary to check if the dentures have changed in fit or if any prosthetic teeth have loosened.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 371-1070 to have a consultation with any of our Los Gatos Dental Group dentists, and we will be happy to help!