If you have lost your natural teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease or injury, you may require dentures. Dentures are generally made from lifelike resin teeth bonded to a plastic base. A denture can be custom-made to match your natural teeth.
An Immediate denture is a complete denture or partial denture. The immediate denture is made before you get the teeth extracted. The dentist extracts the teeth and immediately inserts the new denture into your mouth so that you have teeth that are cosmetic to your face. You have your confidence and smile back, and you do not have to walk around without your teeth for a number of months while your mouth heals.
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.
Factors such as disease and physical accidents may cause you to lose some of your teeth. When that happens, one major teeth replacement option you may want to consider is partial dentures.As the name suggests, partial dentures are made to replace some missing teeth in either or both the upper and lower jaw. People have used partial dentures for years to fill gaping spaces left by missing groups of teeth or a few scattered teeth in either jaw.
The shape of our mouths is constantly changing, that’s why from time to time you will need to have your dentures relined. On average, dentures need to be checked every two years to ensure a correct fit and it is suggested that a denture is re-lined every 2-3 years.New Dentures – If you receive your first dentures and once healing has occurred after 3-6 months, you will need a reline of your denture depending if you have immediate and final dentures they should be relined. If a new one needs to be made your Dental Prosthetist will be able to make any changes or adjustments that are required. If a new denture is to be made, you will be able to use the immediate denture as a spare “emergency denture” in now and in the future.Failure to reline an immediate (or the final fabricated) denture may allow tissue to grow into your denture, causing discomfort and soreness.