Dentures & Partials in Palo Alto
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When your teeth become loose and painful, it is generally due to a condition caused by advanced periodontal disease. Periodontal disease causes bone to be lost and if not caught in time, there is little support left for the teeth and they may have to be removed. Removing your teeth and replacing them with a denture may be the best way to eliminate the infection and restore the health of your mouth. When the entire procedure is completed in one day, it’s called an immediate denture.
To begin the process, Dr. Heidari will first take an impression of your mouth. From these impressions, precise working models of your mouth are made. It’s from these models that the dentures are made. We’ll work with you to select the best color and shape for your new teeth. When your denture is ready, we’ll extract your remaining teeth. You’ll be thoroughly numbed and sedated before any teeth are removed, and the process will be relatively pain-free. As soon as your teeth are out, your denture will immediately be placed in your mouth.
Nobody likes to lose their teeth, but when they’re infected, removing them and getting an immediate denture can improve your health, smile and confidence.
Lower Partial Denture
A lower partial denture is often a good method for replacing missing teeth. When remaining teeth are saved and a partial denture installed, a person will chew better and have a healthier mouth. This is a typical lower denture partial which stops several problems. By filling in spaces, it stops neighboring teeth from shifting. When missing teeth aren’t replaced, this can set off a chain reaction that can result in cavities and periodontal disease.
A partial denture also helps to balance a person’s bite. This means better chewing and a healthier jaw joint. Partials also add support to the cheeks and lips. This support is necessary for clear speaking and good facial structure.