Dentures, also called “false teeth” are removable replacement teeth, made primarily from acrylic resin. If you lost some or all of your original teeth, or they are beyond saving, your appearance and health could be at risk. Mouths that are missing teeth can be very unhealthy, and can make a face sag or develop a sunken look. This can make a person appear older than they really are. Replacing your teeth with dentures can also help you chew the foods you love, strengthen the muscles in your face, and help you pronounce words better – all the things that your original healthy teeth were designed to do.
There are different types of dentures for different situations:
Complete or “full” dentures are replacement teeth for all your teeth in your mouth. This complete set of “false teeth” is appropriate when one has lost all of their teeth, or when one’s only remaining teeth are unhealthy and need to be removed.
Partial dentures are used when only some teeth need to be replaced. The healthy teeth remain in the mouth where they can act as anchors. The partial denture firmly connects to these anchoring healthy teeth with metal attachments. Filling the gaps between the healthy teeth is important because it helps keep your teeth in alignment and can reduce decay and gum disease.
Immediate dentures are placed immediately after your remaining teeth have been removed. This saves the patient from going six weeks to several months without teeth as the tissues heal and the bone stabilizes.
Dr. Noel at AffableCare Dental can best explain your options which might include bridges and dental implants.
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