Full and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a restorative dentistry treatment that are custom-made removable dental devices used to replace missing teeth. Aside from the health and cosmetic benefits of dentures, they also make it easier for you to eat and talk.
There are two types of dentures: partial and full. Partial dentures are used when there are still natural teeth, while full dentures are used when all teeth are missing or need to be replaced. Full dentures are can either be conventional or immediate. Conventional dentures are placed after the gum tissues have completely healed after teeth extraction. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are placed immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. Whatever type of denture you may need, we at Napa Valley Dental Group can surely help bring back your smile.
Getting dentures will typically require at least two appointments at our office here in Napa, California.
- During your first visit, your dentist will get an impression of your mouth. Using dental putty, your dentist will make a mold or model of your mouth and teeth so that they can have your dentures created specifically to suit your mouth.
- Your dentist will also discuss your options for your dentures. Since dentures are made from different kinds of materials, your dentist can help you choose which type best suits you.
- Your dental impressions are then sent to a laboratory where the actual dentures are made. You will then be given a schedule for your second visit. Generally, it would take a week for your dentures to be ready.
- On your second visit, your dentist will fit your dentures. During this time, the dentist will check the fit and color of your dentures to make sure it matches with the rest of your natural teeth. You may feel some minor discomfort at the start but will subside after a few days.
New dentures may feel uncomfortable during the first week, but you will get accustomed to it. Your dentist may schedule you for a follow-up appointment after the dentures have been inserted to check their fit and function.
Do you have missing teeth? Consider dentures as an option. It not only helps you speak and eat properly, but it also boosts your self-esteem. Please do not hesitate to contact our office online or call us at (707) 257-2400 to schedule an appointment. Our office is located at 2119 Jefferson St., Napa, CA 94559.