Complete or partial tooth loss can make you look older than you are and prevent you from eating and speaking properly. If time has been unkind to your teeth, the good news is that you have excellent choices for tooth replacement. The most affordable option is removable dentures. Many people wear dentures but you wouldn’t necessary realise it when you see them. Thanks to the artistry and skills of dentists and laboratory technicians.
There are 3 types of removable dentures:
If you have lost all your teeth, full dentures are the least expensive way to replace them
- Least expensive
- Youthful Appearance
- Eat & Speak More Naturally
- Positive Self-Image
- Dentures may cause Gradual Bone Loss over time due to pressure they press on the underline bony ridges.
- Full dentures can be unstable; this is particularly lower dentures which can be moved out of place by the tongue
Over dentures can be supported by natural teeth or dental implants to provide increased stability giving you confident that they will not slip and cause embarrassment. They also help to maintain bone volume by redistributing the pressure away from the bony ridges. You may need only 2 dental implants to retain a lower denture, and upper denture will need at least 4 implants
Partial dentures, removable partial dentures can be very stable especially when supported by natural teeth on either side of the fault teeth. Because they’re removable, it’s easy to keep your teeth clean. However, they can shift, allowing food to get beneath them. This movement can also cause the supporting teeth to loosen slightly overtime.
What Are The Procedures Involved In Making A Denture
All 3 types of removable dentures are custom made in a dental laboratory from your mouth. If your last remaining teeth need to be removed, an immediate denture could be made, so you’re never without teeth. After your mouth has fully healed, final dentures would be made. Your dentists would make sure you are happy with your appearance and that the fit and bites are correct.
How To Take Care Of My Denture
Care and maintenance are important. Your dentures would need to be relined or adjusted as your jaw bone changes overtime. At a minimum, you should see your dentist every six months for a dental check-up. Also understand that there is an adjustment period that varies from one person to another. When all is done, dentures should be comfortable, functional and look real. Improving your smiles and facial appearance along with confident.