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Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures come in all shapes and sizes – from partial to complete – and they are used in various situations to replace missing teeth. They can be effective at completely transforming or restoring a person’s smile, or they may be used temporarily in conjunction with another dental procedures, such as dental implants or tooth extractions.
The benefits of dentures include helping minimize facial distortion, enhancing one’s smile and appearance, and improving one’s chewing and speaking ability. There are generally two types of dentures: partial and complete, each with its own uses and benefits.
can either be conventional or immediate. Conventional complete dentures are placed eight to 12 weeks after a tooth extraction, once the gum tissue has fully healed. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are made prior to a dental extraction and placed on the same day teeth are removed. While this type of denture prevents a patient from having to face the public with missing teeth, they do require more adjustments than conventional complete dentures, since the gums have not fully healed. Throughout the natural healing process, swelling in your gums will alter the fit of your temporary dentures, requiring regular adjustments and fittings in order to establish proper fit.
are used alongside one or more natural teeth in the lower or upper jaw to replace missing or extracted teeth. These dental appliances mimic the natural teeth in which they replace, resulting in a more natural-looking smile. In addition to the immediate aesthetic benefits, they can also prevent other teeth from shifting in the mouth over time. They may be used after a tooth extraction, in conjunction with a dental implant procedure, or in order to place a fixed bridge or crown.
There are many different ways to restore the function and appearance of your teeth. We are happy to go over all of your tooth replacement options with you to help you get the smile you deserve! Just give us a call at 760-745-1100 to schedule your next consultation with us.
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Dr. Davoudi possesses a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, as well as a Doctor in Dental Science degree from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. She is a valued member of several professional associations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, and the International Association of Orthodontics.
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