Dentures are removable appliances that are used to fill the gaps where teeth have been lost. They are made to precisely custom fit your mouth.
It is usually best to replace missing teeth for several reasons, these include: for esthetic reasons, including maintaining your smile and the shape of your lower face.
To reduce the pressure on the other teeth, reduce the chases of getting jaw problems(TMJ) to prevent changes to the bite as teeth can move when there is a gap.
To help keep the other teeth more cleansable and therefore reduce decay and gum problems, for speech.
The process of getting dentures made involves several visits.
Important to keep seeing your dentist for regular check-ups. He will check the health of your denatured.
Types of Dentures
Partial dentures are also called “removable partial denture prostheses” or “partials.” They may be used when nearby teeth are not strong enough to hold a bridge, or when more than just a few teeth are missing. Partial dentures are made up of one or more artificial teeth held in place by clasps that fit onto nearby natural teeth. You can take the partial denture out yourself, for cleaning and at night.
Complete dentures are what we most often refer to as “false teeth.” They are also called “full dentures” and are used when all your natural teeth are missing. Complete dentures are removable as they are held in place by suction. They can cause soreness at first and take some time to get used to it. There are 2 types of complete dentures: immediate dentures and conventional dentures.
Immediate dentures are made before your teeth are removed. Your dentist takes measurements and makes models of your jaws during your first visit. Once your teeth are extracted, your dentist inserts the immediate dentures. The benefit of immediate dentures is that you are not without teeth during the healing period, which can take up to 6 months. During the healing period, your bones and gums can shrink and your immediate dentures may need to be relined by your dentist for a proper fit