In cases where teeth have been extracted and implants are not an immediate solution for whatever reason, dentures may be the correct solution.

dentures on a dentist tableDentures are a less expensive solution to tooth loss than implants are, which may be a reason to go forward with receiving dentures. During the first stage of the dentures process, your dentist will take a 3D image of your mouth in order to fit your dentures correctly. Then, teeth are extracted and temporary teeth take their place so you don’t lose the ability to eat and speak while your mouth recovers. While you are healing from the extractions, your dentist will create your dentures out of plastics and porcelain. Dentures are custom-made according to the 3D image. Once your mouth and bone tissue is completely healed from the extractions, the permanent dentures are placed.

With dentures, there are two different options: partial dentures and full dentures. Partial dentures fill in the gaps for a few missing teeth or one part of the jaw. Full dentures is a set of complete dentures, being affixed to both the upper and lower jaw. The upper set covers the roof of the mouth, and the lower set just sits on top of the lower jaw gums.

Even permanent dentures are not a permanent solution. Due to constant use, the dentures will need to be replaced due to the wear. Maintaining oral care routines and dental check-ups will help you get the longest use out of your dentures and help to prevent infections or diseases.