Missing teeth can undermine an otherwise beautiful smile, and trying to cover up the imperfections often cause more headaches than it is worth. However, for those seeking high-quality dentures in Los Angeles, there are options that Dr. Samir Halaka will provide.
Many people know of dentures as the replacement teeth that their grandparents used to wear. While this is still usually the case, dentures are quickly becoming a popular remedy for missing teeth no matter who or how old you are.
Dentures are removable replacements for both your missing teeth and gums and they can come in two varieties. Complete dentures, for instance, are made soon after teeth have been removed, and the gum begins to heal. Partial dentures, on the other hand, are made to fit around existing teeth that do not need to be removed.
Dentures can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months and usually involve multiple appointments to determine the best kind of dentures for you. First, a series of impressions must be taken of your jaw, with additional measurements for spacing between teeth. The initial model must then be created with the help of wax forms or plastic patterns, and after testing it several times with you, making small adjustments as need be, a final cast is made.
Dentures have many different effects depending on who you are and how extensive your dentures are. New wearers, for example, will probably feel a little strange for a few weeks as your mouth adjusts. It is also common to expect general soreness or irritation as well as increased saliva production in the beginning.
Much like braces or other oral applications, dentures require a little practice before you feel comfortable eating with them. For starters, you should get used to cutting your food into smaller pieces. You should also try to stick with soft foods in the early going. As you get more comfortable, however, you can start reincorporating your regular diet.