There are two removable options that act as a substitute for missing teeth – partial and complete dentures. If teeth had to be removed before the implementation of dentures, the patient will undergo a period of healing that normally last between 8-12 weeks and 4-6 months before having the dentures placed, depending on how many teeth have been extracted. Patient health and medical history also affect healing time.
- Impressions and measurements will be taken of jaw
- Exact replica of dentures will be made and the patient will have a try-in to see how they fit
- Dr. Othman will determine the proper color, shape, and size before having the final denture made
- Once the final denture is made, the patient will determine how they fit and any necessary adjustments will be made
Complete dentures are designed for patients who are missing all of their teeth on either the top, bottom, or both areas of the mouth. Complete dentures are not meant to be a replacement for teeth, as their functionality is not as high, but rather a substitute for missing teeth. To increase functionality, there is an option for implanted prosthetics.
Partial dentures are fabricated for patients who have at least one existing tooth, but are missing multiple teeth on either the upper or lower jawbone. Partial dentures utilize existing teeth through metal clasps that attach and give the partial dentures a higher level of stabilization than complete dentures.
Caring For Your Dentures
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Request an appointment with Dr. Othman to discuss your options for dentures.