If you are looking for a dentures dentist in Cincinnati, including denture repair, Dr. Scott Malavich of Malavich Family Dental in Sharonville Ohio can help!
Dentures replace missing teeth, and are designed to be taken out and put back in. While they are intended to do the work of natural teeth, they will not feel like natural teeth. However, the dentures made today are more natural-looking and more comfortable than they used to be.
Some dentures are partial, and some are full. If you are in need of dentures, Dr. Malavich will recommend one or the other, depending on whether just some of your teeth need replacement, or all of them.
How Dentures Function
Full dentures are made of a flesh-colored acrylic base that sets on the gums. The lower denture is made in the shape of a horseshoe, so that it does not interfere with your tongue. The upper denture covers the roof of the mouth. Dr. Malavich will make an impression of your mouth, and then send that impression to a dental laboratory, where they will manufacture the dentures.
The Three Types Of Dentures
Full dentures are most common and are is created after all teeth have been extracted and the gums have healed. It can take several months for the gums to heal, during which time the patient is without teeth. This is a primary issue for the patient to consider.
Immediate Full Denture
Another type of denture, the immediate full denture, can be ready for insertion immediately after the dentist has extracted the teeth. The dentist prepares theses by making measurements and models of the jaw during an earlier visit, prior to the extraction surgery. The benefit of immediate dentures is never being without teeth, but the drawback is that they must be realigned after a matter of months. This is necessary because the supporting bone will reshape during the healing process and thus the dentures will become loose and uncomfortable.
Partial Denture / Bridge
The partial denture, or “bridge,” uses a metal framework that attaches to the patient’s natural teeth. The framework may need to anchor to a crown if the natural teeth do not provide a suitable support. Some partial dentures can be removed, while others cannot.
Contact Malavich Family Dental of Sharonville Ohio today for all your Cincinnati denture needs, including repairs.