Are you missing some or all of your teeth? You might be a candidate for dentures, whether partial or complete. These act as a replacement set of teeth that can be taken in and out of your mouth. That makes cleaning relatively easy. Dentures can take some time to adjust to wearing, and they may never feel as natural as your original teeth, but with the advances of modern technology, you can rest assured that they look and feel more natural and comfortable than ever.
Dentures come in one of two options: they can be partial or complete sets. Your dentist at the Dental Team in Brookfield, CT will help you make the decision on which type is better suited for your mouth. There are a few considerations to make when you decide on this: how many teeth need to be replaced? What can you afford?
Full dentures are created with a flesh-colored acrylic that’s meant to match your mouth. They have an acrylic base that will attach to your gums when you wear them. The main part of the upper denture is going to sit against the roof of your mouth whereas the bottom base offers room for your tongue to move around.
Dentures are made from impressions that are taken from your mouth by the Dental Team. The impressions are sent to a laboratory where a technician will craft customized dentures. Dentures come in three different types, and your dentist is going to help pick out the one that’s best suited for you.
Conventional full dentures are first. They are made once all teeth are gone, and your mouth has time to heal. This means you’ll be without teeth for some time while you wait for the healing process to complete.
Then there are immediate dentures. They are put in your mouth right after your teeth are removed. They are made from measurements taken at a previous appointment. You’ll want to come in for a follow-up appointment to make sure they fit properly after your jawbone has finished healing.
The last set is partial dentures which sit on a metal framework that’s anchored to any natural teeth you still have.