Dentures are used to replace missing teeth and are used to restore your smile. They are needed when replacing large chunks, or all of the patient’s teeth. They also provide long term oral health as well since they prevent facial sagging from tooth loss.
Dentures come in a few different styles and are dependent on the patient’s wants and needs. They are a permanent solution to dentures replacing teeth that may have been lost for different reasons.
There are different styles, including, conventional, immediate, and overdentures. The conventional denture takes several months to be made, however, they are the most natural looking type.
Before a patient receives their conventional dentures, they will have an immediate pair, which will typically be inserted the same day of a patient’s procedure. These will allow our patient to still have teeth, as the gums heal, thereby allowing them to ease their daily practices, like talking, and eating.
Lastly, an overdenture is used when a patient can still keep some of their natural teeth in order to keep their jawbone preserved, or to work as an anchor for the rest of the denture. Overdentures are placed over a patient’s original teeth and will be prepared by your doctor.
It is always important to remember to treat your dentures like natural teeth. Be sure to brush regularly, and eat healthy! Also, keep in mind, when not wearing your dentures, to place them in water to avoid warping.