Losing all your teeth in the upper or lower jaw can be a daunting thought. If your dentist has found that your teeth cannot be saved, or if you are already missing all or most of your teeth, dentures may be a viable solution. With dentures, you can restore the ability to speak and chew normally, and smile without embarrassment.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore, a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
Partial or full Dentures
Dentures are often a removable prosthetic that sits on top of the gums in place of your natural teeth. They can be full – to replace all teeth on the top or bottom – or partial, to replace several teeth. When you are missing teeth, dentures can work to return your life and your appearance to normal. In the past, dentures may have been more noticeable and had a “fake” appearance but when designed by a quality dentist such dentures can closely resemble natural teeth, eliminating the embarrassment of having those around you know you are wearing them. In addition, while dentures have had a reputation of fitting poorly or moving, rocking, or sliding in the mouth, your dentist can actually implant posts into the jaw to anchor the dentures so they become more permanent and any movement is eliminated.
If you are facing a diagnosis of needing to have your teeth removed, or are already missing all or most of your teeth because of decay or damage, please contact your dentist today at Signa Dental Care to find out how today’s dentures can fit your lifestyle and your budget. Call us today for a convenient appointment time and let us help you find a solution to bring your smile back.