Dentures have been commonly used for many years as a replacement for missing teeth. Over the years they have improved greatly in appearance and function, allowing for more longevity for the users. Exceptional Dentistry provides different methods of teeth replacement; continue reading on to learn more about dentures.
There are two types of dentures: complete dentures and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used to replace an entire row of missing teeth and can be secured in place right away. Partial dentures can be used to replace one or more missing teeth while protecting the surrounding teeth.
Both dental implants and bridges can be used in place of dentures. The cost is typically greater. However, they feel and look like natural teeth. Contact your dentist to see if this is a better fit for your smile.
Your dentist will need to take molds or impressions of the area as well as measurements of the jaw. The lab will create custom dentures, and then adjustments may be made after the final fitting. At first, the new dentures may be uncomfortable. It takes several weeks to get used to the new feeling.
Daily activities such as speaking and eating may take some time to get used to. Your dentist may recommend avoiding certain foods that are sticky or hard. You will also need to practice speaking until it feels comfortable.
In the beginning, you may need to wear your dentures 24 hours a day. After the adjustment period is over, they should be removed before sleeping in order to keep the gum tissue healthy.