Are your teeth and gums damaged by trauma, disease, infection, or other ailments? Dr. Khandaqji, we can use restorative dentistry to make your smile new again. San Ramon dentist Mohammad Khandaqji, DDS offers dental appliances and a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue, made to closely resemble your natural teeth and may even enhance your smile. There are two types full and partial dentures. They are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial are used when some natural teeth remain. A partial not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting. A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks). During this time, the patient will go without teeth. Immediates are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process. Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.
It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to your new full and partial dentures. You will be given care instructions and proper cleaning of your new dentures, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures. Cosmetic dentistry is the best way to improve your smile, whether you’ve missing or damaged teeth, gaps between your teeth, or your teeth have been discolored or stained. Dr. Khandaqji will offers all of services in one comfortable dental office; you don’t need to worry about being referred to additional specialists.
What does getting dentures involve?
The process requires several appointments, usually over a period of 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.
Very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.
Reasons for full and partial dentures:
- Complete – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
- Partial – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
- Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
- Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.