Overview About Dentures
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Replacing lost teeth will help improve your appearance and smile. dentures can improve to eat and talk comfortably. If you do not have a denture, the facial muscles sink, which gives an older appearance.
What is the Procedure for Getting Dentures?
The process involves 2 or 3 appointments. At the first appointment the dentist will:
1: Provide a thorough examination and x-rays of your jaw and gums
2: Make an impression of your mouth
At your next appointment you will
3: Returning to the dentist for fitting and any necessary adjustments
What Are The Different Types of Dentures Available?
A conventional full denture is made and placed in a patient’s mouth after the remaining teeth are removed and tissues have healed, which may take several months.
An immediate complete denture is inserted as soon as the remaining teeth are removed. The dentist takes measurements and makes models of the patient’s jaws during a preliminary visit. With immediate dentures, the denture wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period.
A partial denture rests on a metal framework that attaches to your natural teeth. Sometimes crowns are placed on some of your natural teeth and serve as anchors for the denture. Partial dentures offer a removable alternative to bridges.
Over time, your denture will need to be relined, remade or rebased as a result of normal wear. Rebasing requires making a new base, while keeping the existing denture teeth. As you age, your mouth naturally changes shape. These changes cause your dentures to loosen, making chewing difficult and irritating your gums. At a minimum, you should see your dentist annually for a checkup.
Prices vary considerably around the world and if you have full or partial dentures. In the United States it has an average cost $ 1,800 in Mexico cost around $ 900. You can contact us to answer any questions.