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Get Yourself Acquainted With Pros & Cons Of Permanent Denture Options

October 26, 2019 - by Dr. Alpa Dalal - in Community, Health, Insurance

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Elder dental care should not be overlooked since it helps boost the life quality of our parents and grandparents in a massive way. There are two different options to choose from; read on and understand the differences, pros and cons between them.

Immediate Dentures
Some patients need to have the remaining natural teeth removed from their mouths before they can get a full denture as a replacement. Before these final extractions are made by the local dentist, a model of the mouth is taken and an immediate denture is made. This denture can be set on the patient’s mouth immediately after the final teeth have been removed.

Pros

  • They can be used immediately after the extractions; the patient will not spend one day without teeth.
  • They are based on the patient’s mouth, fitting perfectly in the first moment.

Cons

  • The supporting bone for the teeth reshapes when healing and the immediate denture (shaped after the original bone) can become loose.
  • They have to be relined many times after insertion due to the shrinking of the gums after the teeth have been extracted from them.

Conventional Dentures
Conventional dentures can take up to 12 weeks to be made and they are the definitive model for your mouth once healing from extractions and reshaping of the supporting bone has taken place. This monitoring job is performed by a denturist who creates the final model.

Pros

  • This type of denture is definitive and, with proper care, can last up to 30 years or more.
  • Getting used to this final model (for eating and speaking) is easier because it is made for the perfect shape of your mouth after healing and shrinking.

Cons

  • Conventional dentures are created after the natural process of healing, shrinking and reshaping has taken place; in the meantime, the patient has no teeth.


Conclusion
Creating an easy appointment with your “dentist near me” is a very good way to start your elder dental care. It is important to be in hands of the best professionals; the denture you are going to use daily must be high quality and fit you perfectly, since a loose denture can cause infections. If you are in Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon or Danville give Dr. Alpa Dalal a call and start your process of elder dental care today with the best professional in the area.

Dalal Dental Care – 1987 Santa Rita Rd #F Pleasanton

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