MISSING TEETH: DENTURES PART I
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.
Types of dentures:
Conventional: This denture is made and placed in your mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
Immediate, Provisional: This denture is inserted on the same day that the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and make models of your jaw during a preliminary visit. You don’t have to be without teeth during the healing period, but as your gums shrink and remodel after your teeth are extracted, this denture often becomes loose. Once your tissues have healed, approximately six months later, a new conventional denture is made. The provisional denture then becomes the spare denture in case you need a reline or repair of the conventional denture down the road.
Overdenture: This denture is retained by two or more implants that help provide retention, which is especially helpful for a lower denture.
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