Difficulty chewing, biting or speaking? Birchmount Dental Group recommends complete or partial dentures to improve form and function of the mouth.
What are Dentures?
Complete dentures can be either conventional or immediate. After the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth in about 8 to 12 weeks.
An immediate denture is inserted immediately after the remaining teeth are removed. Your dentist will take measurements and create models of your jaw during a prior visit.
While immediate dentures offer the benefit of never having to be without your teeth, they must be relined several months after being inserted. The reason is that the bone supporting the teeth reshapes as it heals, causing the denture to become loose.
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 other dental treatments such as bridges.
Benefits of Dentures
- They support the facial and lip muscles from sagging or sinking.
- They improve the ability to bite, chew, and speak.
- They improve the aesthetic of your smile so you can smile confidently.