Are you missing most or all of your natural teeth? Has it become difficult to eat and speak correctly? Do you wish to restore your smile? Ask Dr. Steven Ross about dentures in Salinas, California. Dentures are custom-made appliances that replace your teeth and tissues and restore your smile. Dentures can do the following:
- Maintain your face shape
- Restore your ability to eat and speak properly
- Restore the beauty and functionality of your smile
Complete dentures are used when all of your natural teeth are missing. They come in two types: conventional and immediate. Conventional dentures are made after any remaining teeth have been removed and your gums have begun to heal. Conventional dentures are placed about eight to twelve weeks after the teeth have been removed. Immediate dentures are prepared in advance, so they can be placed as soon as your teeth are removed. They are usually used as temporary dentures because your gums and bones shrink during the healing process.
Partial dentures are used when there are still natural teeth in your lower or upper jaw. They are made of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored base. The denture is held in place by a metal framework.
To learn which type of dentures are right for you, contact Ross Family Dental and schedule an appointment with our dentist today.