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Permanent dentures differ from Temporary dentures in what ways?

permanent dentures vs temporary dentures

If you are conscious that you make a good first impression, a mouth full of beautiful teeth will go a long way towards doing exactly that. In contrast, a mouth that lacks teeth is sure to leave someone with a negative first impression, and if you are missing more than a few teeth, it may be time to consider dentures as a solution for your missing teeth. A temporary denture is a type of removable denture that is worn on a temporary basis while a permanent dentures is made on a permanent basis. Currently, Dental Implants San Diego focuses on the permanent dentures available on the market.

How do Permanent Dentures work?

Permanent dentures are a method of replacing one’s missing teeth that enables an individual who is missing teeth to eat, speak, and express themselves properly while maintaining the appearance of having a mouth full of teeth. It is true that your dentist will do everything in his power to keep all of your teeth intact, but sometimes this is not possible, resulting in the necessity to consider the use of permanent dentures for those teeth that have been damaged.

How does the permanent denture procedure work?

Permanent Dentures

A permanent denture can take anywhere between three and six weeks to get, and the process can take up to three appointments a week. In general, there are three steps involved in the process.

  •  Mouth and jaw impressions

In order to make custom dentures that are perfect for your mouth, the first step is to get an impression of your jaw and mouth in order to make an accurate estimate. During the examination, a dentist will carefully measure the space in your mouth where your permanent dentures will be placed.

  • Create a Model of the Dentures

To ensure the impression is as accurate as possible, your dentist will create a model in the exact shape of your dentures so that the impression can be checked accurately. There is usually a model, which is usually made of plastic or wax and you can put it into your mouth so that you can make any necessary adjustments before the permanent dentures are manufactured such as the colour, fit or shape before the dentures are made permanent.

  • Cast the Dentures

There is one last step before we cast the dentures, which ensures they fit well in the mouth before they are placed in the mouth.

How do Temporary Partial Dentures work?

Temporary partial dentures are temporary replacement teeth that can be worn in order to function normally for a short period of time after teeth have been removed. During this period, which generally lasts between two and three months, dentures are used in order to allow individuals to maintain their teeth as the sensitive gum tissue heals. There are many types of dentures available, and temporary dentures can be made in the same way as permanent dentures; however, since the impressions are taken before any teeth are extracted, the fit may not be exactly what the dentist wanted once troublesome teeth have been removed.

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How do Temporary and Permanent Dentures Differ?Temporary Dentures


In terms of the main differences between temporary and permanent dentures, there are only a few people who would disagree with what is said. Temporary dentures have the potential to need more frequent adjustments because they are not perfectly fitted to your mouth, so they should only be used as a stopgap until permanent dentures can be made

Dental implants at San Diego Smile Center

A permanent denture is a long-term replacement for missing teeth if you have missing or damaged teeth and are looking for a solution that will satisfy your needs for a long time. In addition to the extensive experience the team at San Diego Smile Center has in creating permanent dentures for individuals of all ages and mouth sizes, we are always able to find a fitting that feels, looks, and bites the same way as real teeth. For more information about your dental options, contact San Diego Smile Center for a consultation to learn more about your options. Call us at (858) 566-0842


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