Dentures – Teeth Replacement
Dentures offer a remarkable solution to replace teeth and restore your smile. Whether tooth loss is a result of gum disease, tooth decay, or an injury, dentures can enhance both your appearance and overall health. Eating and speaking, which are often taken for granted, become easier with dentures.
Facial muscles may sag when all natural teeth are lost, leading to an older appearance. Dentures help maintain facial fullness and profile, closely resembling natural teeth and preserving your appearance. In fact, dentures may even improve the overall look of your smile.
Conventional Dentures, Immediate Dentures & Overdentures
1. Conventional Dentures: These removable full dentures are created and placed in your mouth after all remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
2. Immediate Dentures: This removable denture is inserted on the same day as tooth extraction. Your dentist will take measurements and create jaw models during a preliminary visit. Immediate dentures prevent you from being without teeth during the healing period, although adjustments may be required after the jaw heals.
3. Overdentures: In some cases, a few teeth may be saved to provide stability and support for the denture, preserving the jawbone. Overdentures fit over the remaining natural teeth or dental implants, serving the same function.
Adjusting to new dentures may take some time. Initially, they may feel awkward, and your cheek and tongue muscles may take time to adapt to keeping the dentures in place. Minor irritation or soreness may occur, along with increased saliva flow. However, these issues should gradually subside as your mouth becomes accustomed to the dentures. Follow-up appointments with your dentist are essential to check and adjust the fit as needed. Should any persistent problems, such as irritation or soreness, occur, be sure to consult your dentist promptly.
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