What are full mouth dentures?
Dentures are removable and help to replace missing teeth. They are natural looking and very comfortable when worn in the mouth. Dentures are typically used as the solution for patients missing all of their teeth, and are custom made to fit a patient’s mouth. Conventional dentures are usually ready to be placed anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed. The dentures are made of an acrylic base that looks like your natural gums. The plate covers the roof of the mouth, and the lower denture rests on the bone or gum tissue.
Immediate dentures are also available to patients. This type of denture is made in advance, and placed directly after the teeth are removed. Immediate dentures are a popular option for patients that do not want to wait for their denture during the healing period.
What are partial dentures and how do they work?
Partial dentures use a plastic base that is connected to the replacement teeth and are removable. The denture can be connected to metal to help hold the denture in place. Partial dentures are typically used when a patient has one or more teeth remaining in either the upper or lower jaw. They prevent other teeth around the denture from moving out of position, and help fill the space for missing teeth.
What are the benefits of using dentures?
Dentures help to restore and improve your appearance. They give patients a natural looking smile, and are comfortable to wear. As we get older our facial muscles tend to sag, and dentures help to provide the necessary support to our mouth and face. Dentures make eating and speaking easy, and they allow patients to live a normal and healthy life.
Our team will help you choose the best type of denture that fits your needs. If you are interested in finding out more about dentures and how they can benefit you, contact our office to schedule your consultation.