Dentures can replace missing teeth and help bring back your smile. This removable appliance can also make it easier for you to eat and speak clearly.
There are several types of dentures:
- Full Dentures – These consist of both the lower and upper sets and are used when you have lost all your natural teeth.
- Partial Dentures – If only a few teeth need to be replaced, partial dentures can be used to prevent future shifting.
- Immediate Dentures – This is inserted on the same day that the teeth are removed. Prior measurements and molds of your jaw will be taken on a preliminary visit.
- Over-denture – If some of the teeth can still be saved, your dentist may recommend an over-denture which is fitted over your remaining teeth.
Dentures may feel awkward for the first few weeks and it’s not out of the ordinary to experience soreness and increased saliva flow. But over time your mouth will become accustomed to them and such issues will go away. You may also need to visit your dentist a couple of times for adjustment to the fit of your dentures.
No matter what type of dentures you get, it’s important to take care of them so that they last a long time, and more importantly, to maintain good oral health.