What are dentures?
Dentures or false teeth are used to replace missing teeth and the surrounding tissue. At one time, dentures were strictly removable, but modern techniques have provided us with a way to secure your dentures in place with dental implants. There are four main types of dentures.
Why get dentures?
In this day and age, there is no reason why you should suffer from the debilitating effects of tooth loss. There is more at stake than a poor appearance. When you lose your teeth chewing food and speaking becomes difficult. Your face will lose its natural shape and will sag.
- Partial Dentures will enable you to retain your natural teeth by keeping them properly aligned
- Get your beautiful smile back
- Chew foods properly
Complete or Full Dentures
Conventional complete dentures are for patients who have lost all of their teeth or both of the arches. Conventional full dentures are made after the teeth have been extracted and the gum tissue has healed properly. Generally, it will take approximately eight to twelve weeks before the dentures can be placed in the mouth. It will take some time to get used to them as there are a number of factors to consider like the oral cavity muscles, tongue, saliva and bone will affect their adjustment.
Partial or Removable Dentures
Patients with only a few missing teeth can use removable or partial dentures to replace them and correct the gaps. Metal attachments are used to hold the dentures into place. It is important to prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of position. Partial dentures help to maintain the correct tooth alignment and prevent further damage. There are several different types of removable or partial dentures – cast metal, acrylic and valpast are the most popular materials at present.
Immediate DenturesIn comparison to conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and placed into the patient’s mouth immediately after the tooth has been extracted. One of the advantages is that the patient does not have to be without teeth during the healing process. However, they will require adjustments as bones and gums shrink over time.
We use the latest dental technology to help create dentures that could last a lifetime! Learn more about the most popular option for dentures here.
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