Dentures serve as removable placements for teeth and tissue that are lost or missing. There are two types of dentures both partial and complete. Partial dentures are used with the support of existing, natural teeth and complete are used for patients without any teeth at all.
Reason for Dentures
There are several reasons a person may need dentures. The biggest being missing teeth of course! But you may need dentures if you feel your teeth shifting and becoming loose. Problems with digestion might also be a good reason to get dentures.
When teeth can’t properly break down and separate food, the stomach can suffer from indigestion.
The Process of Getting Dentures
Once you have made the decision to get dentures. A denture specialist will take an impression of your teeth to measure how your jaws line up.
The dentures are then created to fit the exact shape of the jaw. Once the model is fabricated, try it on and decide on the color of the final product. When the final dentures are made, your dentist will make the final adjustments and you are good to go!
Dentures vs Dental Implants
An alternative to partial or full dentures is to undergo a dental implant procedure. Dental implants can last a lifetime, they also look and feel like your natural teeth.
Dental implants are a more costly procedure than dentures but require less maintenance.