Periodontal disease, decay, trauma or genetic defects are the reasons why people lose their teeth. As a result people lose their confidence and they don’t want to take photos at celebrations. Well, dentures can replace a few missing teeth or it can replace all the teeth in an arch.
Dentures are a replacement for missing teeth. They are more common than implants, as they’re a cheaper option. Generally made from a combination of metal and acrylic plastic, they’re designed to look and function like a real set of teeth.
Types of Dentures
Complete or full dentures replace all teeth along the top or bottom jaw, or both jaws.
Partial dentures replace some missing teeth in one jaw, using the natural teeth that remain as an anchor.
Overdentures are clipped over an attachment in the roots of existing teeth or worn over dental implants.
Implant-retained dentures are held in place using dental implants secured to the bone of the jaw.
Immediate dentures are placed in the mouth immediately following a tooth extraction, providing a more efficient and comfortable after-care treatment than waiting three months.
What are the advantages of dentures?
Dentures can be easily removed and given a thorough cleaning.
Does wearing dentures hurt?
At first, it will take some time to adjust to eating or speaking with dentures. You may even have to adjust your diet to compensate. But overall, wearing dentures should not be painful or uncomfortable.
Will dentures affect my appearance?
Dentures that fit properly will blend into your natural appearance. However, see your dentist if you need a readjustment, as ill-fitting dentures will cause your face to shrink and move your chin and nose closer.
How are dentures made?