Dentures are reliable dental solutions for people with multiple missing teeth caused by old age or mishaps. The complete teeth structure, including the teeth and gums, are mimicked while manufacturing a denture.
The teeth replacements are designed with ceramic that matches the color of your original teeth, whereas the lower part that holds the structure together is made of a gum-colored acrylic base. Dentures, unlike implant restorations and bridges, are removable.
A complete denture is a whole set-up that can replace an entire jaw of teeth. They are available in two options: conventional dentures and immediate dentures. Conventional dentures are custom-made based on the digital mold of your mouth. On the other hand, immediate dentures are pre-made and are fixed immediately, i.e., after the teeth are removed.
Immediate dentures tend to require constant repairs to adjust to the shape of the mouth and are hence recommended for temporary use only until the conventional dentures are prepared. In most cases, the dentist allows eight to twelve weeks to pass after teeth removal so that any possible change or shrinkage in the jaw can be noted before preparing the conventional denture.
Partial dentures are made in the same manner as complete dentures are made. It is just that partial dentures do not contain the entire jaw but only the missing teeth. When more than one tooth is missing, partial dentures are used to fill in the gaps.
Although dental implants and bridges are a lot more popular, they are more expensive than partial dentures. Also, implants and bridges may not be suitable for certain patients. Consult your dentist for advice on choosing between dentures and implants.
Remember to follow the dentist’s instructions when it comes to caring for your dentures. Here are a few significant care tips for dentures:
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