Type of Dentures
Full plate dentures are also called complete dentures. Conventional complete dentures are made after the teeth are removed. It can take several weeks to receive conventional dentures. Immediate complete dentures are put in immediately after the teeth are removed. Immediate complete dentures will need to be adjusted as gum tissue heals and shrinks from after the removal of the teeth.
Several appointments are needed for fitting and measurement to assure properly fitting dentures are made. They can also be adjusted as needed.
Dentures are typically made of ceramic or plastic and may have an acrylic base. These are made strong and with proper care can last many years. Even with their durability, normal wear and use may cause a need for dentures to be remade, repaired, or readjusted.
Why Get Dentures?
If you have missing, damaged, or broken teeth, you may wish to have dentures to replace missing teeth. If all of the remaining teeth will need to be removed, dentures can be very important. Whether getting full or partial dentures, there are a variety of reasons to get dentures. These include:
- To be able to eat more foods
- To eat more easily
- To talk more easily and more clearly
- To improve digestion
- To keep remaining teeth from shifting position
- To keep the face full and from becoming sunken
- For a better smile
Dentures and Dental Services in Las Vegas
Dr. Jesus Medina offers a full range of dental services for Las Vegas residents, and has a broad range of experience with all types of dentures. Call today to find out if you need dentures, and just as importantly, which types of dentures.