When we lose teeth, we visit the dentist and they discuss a variety of ways in which to repair our smile. One if these ways is dentures. It may seem like your smile is about to change but worry not – today dentures are not the clunky, uncomfortable replacement smile you used to know. In fact, no one will even know your smile has changed at all.
For those individuals who are missing all of their teeth on the upper and lower jaw, complete dentures may be perfect for your dental situation. Conventional dentures will allow you to achieve your ideal smile eight to 12 weeks after your visit. If only missing a few teeth, partial dentures will give you a natural smile by inserting a metal bridge in the vacant area and securing the bridge with metal clasps.
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture which involves the process of getting implants in the mouth to help fully support the denture. This type of denture is made mostly for individuals who don’t have any teeth in the jaw but have enough bones in the jaw to support the implants. The whole process takes about five months for the upper jaw and seven months for the lower jaw to complete.
All in all, two surgeries will take place for the implants to be screwed in and fully healed before the dentures are actually fitted and placed in the mouth. Once the dentures are fitted for the mouth, you will be able to snap them in and take them out whenever you please, making them comfortable and natural-looking.
For more information about implant-supported dentures, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.
Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve patients from Walnut Creek and all surrounding areas.