Complete and Partial Dentures
Widely considered a conservative approach to artificial tooth solutions, complete and partial dentures have been around for centuries. Even today, they are considered one of the most reasonable solutions, because of the relatively low cost. Dentures are supported by both hard and soft tissues in the oral cavity. Most people think of conventional dentures when they think of dentures. These are the removable type, which can be taken out and cleaned. Overdentures are another type of denture which is permanently secured in the oral cavity.
There are various reasons for tooth loss. Some patients may have suffered a trauma to the face or mouth, while others may have lost teeth to periodontal disease or decay. Regardless of the reason for tooth loss, dentures are an excellent solution. They can restore lost tooth functionality and restore the patient’s appearance as well. Partial dentures are employed when the patient has lost just a few teeth. They cover the gap presented. Complete dentures are used to replace the entire upper and lower teeth.
Those patients who have questions regarding either complete or partial dentures should come to our Artistic Dental office to find out more. We look forward to helping you.
Different Types of Dentures
There is more than one option when it comes to denture placement. The first is known as immediate dentures, while the other is called conventional dentures. Both types are employed following tooth extraction or tooth loss. Both require the oral cavity to be properly prepared before they can be placed.
Patients interested in conventional dentures generally have to wait two to three months following tooth extraction before they can have their dentures placed. The recovery time varies from patient to patient and depends on how healthy the oral cavity is.
With immediate dentures, there is no waiting period. As the name suggests, immediate dentures are placed immediately following tooth extraction. It is important to note with this type of denture, the patients will have to return for follow-up appointments to have the denture adjusted as the oral cavity heals.
Why Are Dentures Necessary?
There can be a multitude of reasons for a patient to get dentures. Those patients dealing with the complications of periodontal disease often have to suffer through their outward appearance changes. This is because, without the supportive structure of the teeth behind the cheeks and lips, the cheeks and lips will sag inward drastically changing their appearance. It can be difficult to speak clearly too. Also, with less teeth, it is difficult to chew and eat properly. Dentures restore the lost structure and improve the patient’s appearance.
How Often Do I Need to Replace Them?
The American Dental Association recommends replacing dentures every five to seven years. This varies from patient to patient and should be determined by a dental professional.
Patients who have questions regarding artificial tooth solutions should reach out to our Artistic Dental office. Our staff will be glad to discuss available options and determine the best solution. We are available by phone: (848) 222-3984. Simply call us today to get started.