Patients who have experienced tooth loss need to make decisions about their replacement options quickly to preserve their quality of life and overall health. Without replacing teeth, your diet and daily routine will be severely impacted, and the longer you wait to get replacements, the more profound the changes will be. If you want to preserve your smile and return to the lifestyle you’re used to, it’s important to understand your options, and that includes understanding when dentures will be your best choice.
The most commonly understood form of dentures is the full set. You can have full dentures in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. A set of full dentures describes a single arch, not a whole mouth. When patients are given full dentures, they typically get two sets. There are traditional dentures which are removable and placed on top of the gums and attached with an adhesive gel or permanent or permanent implant supported dentures. With the permanent dentures, they are provided about 12 weeks after the loss of teeth, after the gums have had time to heal. Immediate dentures are a temporary set usually provided to patients during the healing process. They need to be realigned after the healing process, or completely replaced by conventional dentures.
Many patients assume that full dentures are the only option, but partial dentures exist to provide a removable tooth replacement option with scaffolding to fit in a jaw that still has some healthy teeth. This allows patients who need dentures to opt to keep healthy teeth instead of having all their teeth removed. Partial dentures provide flexibility, and they can be either fixed or removable as needed. This allows patients to easily eat and drink.
Make an Appointment For A Denture Consultation
dentures in Oklahoma City, OK or you are planning on having teeth removed, come speak with dentist, Dr. JayCee Van Horn about your options. The earlier you make your choice, the easier it will be to preserve your smile and your quality of life.
· Find out about your options
· Discuss concerns
· Make plans ahead of tooth loss
Contact us today at (405) 757-2122 for an appointment with the Southern Smiles Dental PC team.
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