Those who have lost natural teeth will find that dentures and bridges can repair their smile. If you don't have the support, of your teeth, it's possible that some facial muscles could sag, resulting in changes in your appearance. Additionally, loss of teeth can cause difficulty in eating and speaking clearly.
Conventional dentures are placed in the mouth after all tissue has healed, while immediate dentures are inserted right after the tooth has been completely extracted. A dental bridge, also called over denture or fixed partial denture, is a removable denture that fits over natural teeth or other implants which provide support for the dentures.
Dentures Procedure Information
You won't be able to get dentures or a bridge in one visit. If you are receiving immediate dentures, you will have a mould taken on a first visit, before the teeth are fully extracted.
Dentures are typically made out of either plastic or porcelain, but there are a few things to consider. For example, although the porcelain teeth don't wear as quickly as plastic teeth, the base that they are set within does. Over time porcelain teeth may come off easier because the base isn't the same material and doesn't bond as well as plastic teeth. This is just one of the many considerations that our network of world-class dental experts can help work through to ensure you have the best possible result.
Your new dentures or bridge may feel strange and uncomfortable for a few weeks. They may even feel a bit loose until your cheek and tongue muscles learn to compensate for them. Some people have soreness or irritation and may even find an increase in saliva production. However, these problems should lessen over time.
With immediate dentures, the patient should be aware that gum tissue and bones can shrink during the first 6 months of healing and a return visit may be required to realign denture once everything is healed.