If for any reason you lose all or most of your teeth, full dentures may be a viable tooth replacement option for you.
Full dentures are prosthetic teeth designed to fit in the socket within your mouth to help with routine lifestyle activities including chewing/ eating and talking. Normally the loss of teeth tends to impair a person’s speech and wearing full dentures can help correct that problem.
Each full denture is made up of two main parts: a gum part that rests of the existing natural gum and prosthetic teeth that replace the missing teeth. For replacing a complete arch of missing teeth, full dentures can be your most practical choice.
As a total replacement for teeth on the upper or lower jaw or both, full dentures are essentially made to look like natural teeth in all aspects. Though they are artificial teeth and cannot by any means feel exactly like natural teeth, full dentures can provide the most superior dental aesthetics and restore one’s ability to live a complete life by enabling them to enjoy food again.
Full dentures have been used by many people for decades to support the shape of their faces and avoid a sunken facial appearance. Full dentures exist in different types, namely:
These are regular full dentures. To acquire conventional full dentures, your dental prosthetist removes any remaining tooth/teeth that can no longer be used at least 8 weeks in advance. This time is necessary to allow your mouth tissues to heal from the extraction before the denture can be fit.
These are full dentures that are inserted immediately following the removal of your natural teeth, on the same day. They are temporary dentures that ensure you don’t go around toothless during the approximately 8-week healing period – while you await your full dentures.
These are dentures used for patients who still have implant-supported teeth or a few natural teeth remaining in good condition. They depend on the existing implant-supported or natural teeth for stability – so you don’t have to undergo any extraction to have them. Over-dentures are designed to simply snap into place where teeth are missing.
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