How Dentures Work

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Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth and their adjacent tissues. They look to others just like a normal set of teeth, the main difference being that they are removable. You can receive complete dentures, meaning they replace all of your teeth, or partial dentures, that only replace a few. Conventional dentures are ones that you get a few months after the loss or removal of your original teeth. Immediate ones you receive directly after an extraction.

The process of getting dentures usually takes about one month. During this month you will need to make at least five visits to your Los Angeles dentist. During this visits an impression and wax bite are made to ensure your dentures fit in your mouth correctly. A “try-in” will be scheduled, which ensures the proper shape, fit, and color. During the last of these five appointments, your set of dentures will be placed.

It is important to note that it make take time to adjust to this new addition to your mouth. However it reportedly does not take long to start speaking normally – as quickly as a couple of hours. For the next few days, it is recommended that you only consume soft foods.

Dentures can be fragile. You should remove them when your clean them, and only use a special brush, recommended by an expert in dentures in Los Angeles. It is also important to refrain from using any abrasive cleaners or tools, as you can wear down the surface.

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