Tooth loss is a natural experience and may be the result of several factors. It may the result of gum disease, decay, injury, fracture, etc. It is important to replace missing teeth as not doing so may result in shifting of teeth, sagging facial appearance, etc.
Dentures are dental prosthetic devices that are designed to replace missing teeth for patients who have lost an entire set of teeth from the upper or lower arches of the jawbone. While complete dentures can replace missing teeth from an arch of your jawbone, partial dentures can replace one or more missing teeth. Partials may also be implant-supported.
What are the types of dentures?
Dentures may be classified as full (complete) and partial dentures. Complete dentures are recommended when all teeth are missing and partial dentures are advised only in cases when one or more teeth are missing. Partials not only helps remove those unnecessary gaps, but it also prevents other teeth from shifting,
What are the benefits of wearing dentures?
Custom-designed dentures are designed to provide comfort and restore function. Dentures would also help realign facial posture.
What is the process involved in getting dentures?
During the first visit, the dentist would take a close look at the gums, teeth and supporting bone to understand and identify a suitable treatment plan with the help of dentures. Some cases may need teeth to be removed before placing the denture. Getting your customized dentures would involve making impressions of the gums and teeth. This would help identify every crevice and edge of the gums and teeth to help design the custom denture.
In situations when teeth need to be removed, the dentist would recommend getting immediate dentures. This would promote the healing of the gum tissues at the extraction site. When the tissues have healed, the dentist would try on the new custom-designed denture (which could be complete or even partial) to check for proper shape, color, and fit. Towards the end of the process, the dentist would make the right adjustments and set the denture in place.
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