Dentures are comprises of a set or sets of teeth which you can insert and take out whenever you want. Given the nature of these teeth, it’s quite obvious that these teeth may struggle in providing you natural looks and functions which you can get with your natural teeth. However advancement in dentistry has allowed professionals to prepare dentures which are not only good looking but they fit in the mouth pretty comfortably, providing the patient a satisfactory ability to chew and bite.
Dentures can be divided into two major categories. First type involves full dentures while the second type is related to partial dentures.
How do dentures work?
Dentures have a flesh-colored acrylic base which fits over the gums. Upper denture’s base usually covers full palate. The shape of lower denture is more like a horseshoe. It is shaped like this in order to accommodate the tongue.
You can get dentures prepared in the dental labs. In order to get them prepared, your dentist is going to take impression of your dental structure so that measurements could be taken. Having that said, there are some denture types that you should know about.
Conventional Full Denture: If you want to get conventional full dentures, you will need to wait for several months after getting all of your teeth removed. After losing all of your teeth, your gums and jawbone are in a position in which it could be difficult to conduct any restoration dental process. The purpose of waiting for a few months is to ensure proper healing of your gums and bone. You will have to stay without any teeth during this healing time.
Immediate Full Denture: Immediate full dentures are the ones which you can get immediately after losing your remaining teeth in the mouth. The major benefit of these dentures is that you will never have to stay without teeth in your mouth but you will have to get these dentures relined or adjusted after a few months. The reason is that your gums and bones would be reshaped after healing and your dentures would not stay in your mouth.
Partial Denture: These dentures are based on working of a metal framework take hold of your natural teeth. Another type of partial dentures includes the ones which employ crowns as means to get hold of your gums. Partial dentures offer removable alternative to dental bridges.
When you get dentures, you may feel awkward for the first few weeks or even months. The dentures may not seem quite fitting in your mouth because you were used to the natural teeth in your mouth. But once you get used to dentures, it becomes easy to chew, eat and speak. You can visit your dentist regularly to ensure proper fitting of these dentures in your mouth.