There are many reasons why your dentist might recommend dentures for you. Your teeth might be damaged, or poor oral hygiene may see them in poor condition. Whatever the reason, if they are not fit for purpose anymore, there are options at your disposal.
Dentures replace your missing teeth, look like the perfect set of teeth and function as your natural ones would. They may not feel like natural teeth, but they are a convenient replacement given that you can remove them to clean. You couldn’t do that with your natural ones!
Dentures are an acrylic gum-coloured base that sits on top of your gums. The top denture covers the roof of your mouth, while the lower portion has a unique shape to accommodate your tongue.
Depending on your situation, you may require a conventional denture, an immediate one, or partial. Read on to find out which option could be right for you.
Conventional dentures are a full set for both the bottom and top of your mouth. Your dentist removes your remaining natural teeth then waits for the tissue to heal before fitting you with the dentures. Even though you might be without teeth for several months, this is often the best method.