Occasionally, a patient is not a candidate for dental implants or is not interested in implant options. Conventional dentures can still offer a natural looking, comfortable solution for missing teeth.
What You Should Know about Conventional Dentures
Conventional dentures are fully removable dentures that are placed in your mouth after all your teeth have been removed. Once your mouth tissue has healed, the dentures are placed. These dentures are held in place by suction contact, the tongue’s ability to hold them in place and denture adhesive.
There will most likely be some adjustment period once you are fitted with your new dentures. They will feel a bit awkward at first. Normal speaking will happen within the first few hours, but it may take several days before eating feels natural again. Once you are accustomed to your new teeth, talking and eating will no longer be problems.
To provide the best stability and retention of your bone structure, specific impression and design techniques are used. This is true even when you have been missing teeth for a long time and may have been told that you cannot wear a denture. Photographs, hints taken from your facial features, and your personality are all used to create a custom, natural appearance. Photographs from high school, college, weddings, etc., can help guide us with the selection of tooth shape, shade, size, and placement of your new denture.
While a conventional denture may not have the same degree of stability of an implant retained denture, we will customize your treatment from start to finish, ensuring the best fit and aesthetics of your new teeth. Schedule an appointment now and let’s work together to get your smile back on track!
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