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.
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.