What Are Dentures?
Dentures are a removable solution for missing teeth that offers some functionality and cosmetic improvement when you’ve lost your teeth. There are two types of dentures: full and partial. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and is used for specific scenarios.
- Full dentures are for when you are missing both arches of teeth due to decay, dental trauma, or other conditions. Once teeth are extracted the gums are allowed to heal and dentures are mounted onto the gums using adhesive. Traditional dentures work this way and it can take months before the gums have healed enough to support dentures. However, there are immediate dentures that are placed immediately following the extraction. These however are only temporary dentures and will need adjustments frequently until your finals are completed.
- Partial dentures are pretty self-explanatory, they are for when you are missing one or more teeth but not a full arch. They are considered an alternative to dental bridges. They are supported by healthy teeth on either side of the gap.
Benefits Of Dentures
Partial and complete dentures come with many benefits. From restoring your smile and filling gaps in your mouth, to improving biting and chewing functions. These dental devices help to avoid some of the adverse side effects of tooth loss.
Sagging of facial muscles is common in patients missing all of their teeth. This is due to the teeth not filling out the cheeks and also jawbone deterioration. While dentures can fill in some of your facial structure when they are in—they do not help your jawbone. If you are seeking a true replacement for your missing teeth, then dental implants are what you’re looking for.
However, if dental implants aren’t feasible for you due to various reasons such as financial constraints, lack of sufficient jawbone, or other conditions—then dentures are a suitable second option.
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