If you have missing teeth, you may be tired of living with the
inconvenience of not being able to eat or speak comfortably. You may
even feel self-conscious about your smile. Fortunately, there are
several options available for replacing missing teeth. Two methods that
have been popular for many years are partials and dentures. Both of
these are provided at Alan Pressman DMD in Spring Valley.
These are removable dental appliances that are custom-made to fit a
patient’s jaw and resemble their natural smile. Complete dentures are
used if a full line of teeth have been lost and partials are used if
some of the natural teeth remain.
It usually takes several appointments to have dentures made. Your
dentist at Alan Pressman DMD will take highly-accurate molds and
measurements of your mouth to send to a dental laboratory where the
dentures or partials will be made. Once they return from the dental lab,
it may take several “try-in” appointments to make adjustments to
achieve the perfect fit.
Wearing dentures usually takes some getting used to. Initially, you
may experience some irritation or soreness, as well as increased saliva
production as your mouth adjusts to the new appliance. However, these
effects should go away fairly quickly. You may also have to practice
speaking normally while wearing the dentures.
Currently not accepting Medicare at this time.