What are dentures?
Basically, dentures are false teeth. They are prosthetics worn by individuals who have lost their natural teeth due to illness, injury, or some other reason. There are various types of dentures created to address each person’s specific dental situation. Dentures may be implanted or removable, and they may be used to replace teeth on the upper maxillary arch or the lower mandibular arch.
- Complete Dentures. Having a complete set of dentures made is an option when you have lost all of your teeth (or if it is about to be removed). A complete denture may be traditional or immediate. Essentially, a traditional denture is created after the teeth have already been removed and the gums are already healed. On the other hand, immediate dentures are created in advance and immediately placed into the mouth after extraction. Adjustments may be made once the gums heal.
- Partial Dentures. If you still have healthy teeth remaining, complete dentures aren’t required. Instead of a complete denture, our dentist at Carrollton Family Dental suggests partial dentures instead. Partial dentures are removable. They are used to prevent other natural teeth from shifting by filling in the spaces left by the tooth that was extracted or lost. It is typically made out of metal or acrylic frame, with small clasps that snap onto the remaining teeth, filling in the spaces with denture teeth.
Who requires dentures?
If you are losing or have lost, some (or all) of your teeth, you may be a candidate for dentures. However, it is important for you to talk to your dentist first if getting dentures is the best option for you, or if there are other treatment options available.
Once you have your new dentures, your dentists will provide you with specific care instructions. This includes oral hygiene, proper cleaning techniques, and regular visits to make certain that your new dentures fit properly and that there are no issues with it. After all, while dentures are made to be durable, they can also wear over time.
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