Dentures

Dentures Worcester MA

Disease or injury can cause a person to lose multiple teeth. Many people choose to do nothing instead of replacing their missing teeth. This can make it hard to eat, speak and smile. Teeth are important, and without them, people start to lose their self-confidence. They may avoid social situations so they aren’t forced to talk or smile. 

There a couple of ways to get teeth replaced. Dental implants have become popular in recent years since they look and function like real teeth. However, they can be very expensive, especially if you need to replace an entire mouth. Because of this, many people opt for dentures. You may have grandparents or older family members with dentures. Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth. If you are missing many of your teeth, dentures are a good way to replace them. Contact Dr. Monica Gobran today to see if you are a good candidate. 

Types of Dentures

There are two main types of dentures: conventional and immediate. As the name implies, immediate dentures are placed inside the mouth right away. Measurements for the dentures are taken before the teeth are removed. Then, once the teeth are removed, immediate dentures are placed inside the mouth. While you won’t have to be without teeth, you will need to visit the dentist for adjustments, since the jaw bone will change shape and loosen the dentures.

Conventional dentures leave you without teeth for several months. All your teeth will be removed and then your jaw will heal. Once the gums have healed completely, your dentures will be placed inside your mouth. If you are missing just a couple of teeth, you may not need dentures. A dental bridge or partial can fill in the gaps in your mouth.

Pros and Cons of Dentures

Dentures are an affordable way to replace your missing teeth. Dentures can be very realistic-looking, so nobody has to know that your teeth are not real. With dentures, your ability to eat, speak, chew and smile is not as it was with natural teeth but much better than without teeth.

The biggest complaint with dentures is the fit. It can be hard to get used to dentures, since they are bulky and may not fit well at first, causing them to move around in the mouth. Dentures can also cause some soreness at first. You may also notice your mouth producing excess saliva at first. These issues are normal. 

Contact Us Today

Dentures are a good option for those who are missing most or all of their teeth. With dentures, you can learn to eat and speak normally, restoring confidence. Plus, getting teeth replaced is healthier for your jaw. Dentures are just one option for teeth replacement. Schedule an exam with Dr. Gobran today. You can contact our office by calling (508) 753-3200 or filling out the online form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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