Dentures in Haleiwa are worn by people of all ages and walks of life for a myriad of reasons -; accidents, poverty, and aging. No matter the reason, there are plenty of choices to make and decisions to be made regarding dentures. The following covers typical questions, types of dentures available, and common issues experienced by denture wearers.
• Material used in dentures -; Commonly used materials include porcelain, plastic, or resin. Individually crafted to create the correct size, color, and shape for the wearers mouth. The artificial teeth are secured in either a plastic or plastic and metal base (usually chrome & cobalt combination).
• Complete Dentures -; Both upper and lower dentures that are either immediate or conventional. Immediate dentures are crafted before the teeth are removed and placed in the mouth immediately afterward. Whereas conventional dentures are crafted after the teeth are removed and are placed in the mouth after the gums have started to heal. An obvious benefit of immediate dentures is the wearer doesn’t have to be without teeth, however, the gums and bones will continue to shrink as they heal often requiring adjustments during the healing period.
• Partial Dentures -; When teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw than partial dentures are used. They consist of artificial teeth set in a pink plastic base typically connected by a metal frame which serves to hold the denture in position. A bridge is created by putting crowns on the teeth occupying both sides of the space and then attaching the false teeth to the bridge.
• Denture making process -; making dentures requires several visits over as many weeks. The dentist, usually a prosthodontist (one who specializes in the replacement and restoration of teeth), will make a determination as to the best course of action for the patient. In general, one can expect a number of impressions to be made of the jaw, in turn, make a wax or plastic model which will be a perfect match to the denture to be crafted. Once the final Dentures in Haleiwa are finished a few minor adjustments may be necessary.
In the beginning, the dentures may feel loose, but as the cheek and tongue muscles learn to hold them securely, they will come to feel natural. It is also natural for increased salivation to occur at first and some minor soreness or irritation. But this too also decreases and eventually stops in time.