Serving Portland & Vancouver Metro AreaIf you have suffered extreme tooth loss, it is important to take action right away. Missing teeth can cause a number of health problems, and getting treatment as soon is possible is extremely important. Dentures allow for complete restoration of severe tooth loss. There are two main types of dentures that are both effective solutions for missing teeth: full dentures and partial dentures. No matter the type, dentures are a great solution for those looking to feel confident smiling and eating again.
Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are highly recommended for situations in which all teeth are missing or have been removed. These dentures are designed to fit over the gums to restore oral functionality.
Typically at a normal dental office, the dentist or dental assistant will take impressions and have them sent off-site to a dental laboratory where the dentures will be made by someone who has never seen you. However here at Swiss Denture & Implant Center, the practitioner always takes the impressions, all measurements and constructs the dentures completely in our own on-site laboratory. This is how Swiss Denture maintains the highest quality control in the industry.
When to Consider Full Dentures
If you are missing all, or almost all, of your upper and lower teeth along the dental arch, full dentures are likely the proper choice. In some cases, the patient may still have remaining teeth that be extracted by the dentist in order to accommodate the complete dentures. Full dentures stay in place by forming a seal with the natural gums, however, it is possible for the patient to remove the dentures whenever needed. A complete set of dentures creates the appearance of a full, healthy, and attractive set of teeth.
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Types of Full Dentures
Full dentures can be one of two types—immediate or conventional.
- Conventional: These are made once the teeth have been removed and the gums have already had at least 12 months to heal.
- Immediate: Having been made prior to the tooth extraction, these are provided to the patient immediately after the dentist removes the teeth. Using immediate dentures ensures the patient can have temporary, functioning teeth during the healing process. Immediate dentures will likely have to be adjusted a number of times during the recovery period because the gums shrink as they heal. The adjustments will be completed by your dental practitioner.
Why You Should Choose Full Dentures
Full dentures are often the best fit for a patient’s oral health and lifestyle if they have a lot of bad teeth or if many teeth are already missing. Getting a complete set of dentures is sure to restore your confidence physically and mentally and enables the freedom of removing them whenever desired. While periodic adjustment may be necessary over time, full dentures are a reliable option for those suffering from severe tooth loss. If you’re considering full dentures, give Swiss Denture a call today to discuss bettering your oral health.Back to Dentures