Dentures are not Obsolete
In many situations dentures are the best replacement for missing teeth.
- Economical Option for replacing missing teeth in Jaw
- Aesthetic Results
- Short Treatment Time
- Number of Teeth and Space Positioning of your teeth
- Presence of teeth on either side of gap.
- Your perseverance and ability to adapt
If all your teeth are missing, or there are few remaining where Extraction is advised, Complete dentures are likely the best option for you. After Extraction it takes about 8-12 weeks for your gums to heal. The healing time enables the tissues and the extraction sockets to heal effectively thus enabling the denture to fit accurately. When the gums are fully healed, you can begin to wear your new dentures.
What to Expect During Dentures Appointments?
- First Visit: In this visit the Dentist will make impressions of your jaws and send them to the Dental Laboratory. The laboratory will make the working models and a customised special impression tray to take a more accurate and detailed impression of the tissues.
- Second Visit: The Dentist will make a Second Impression using the special customised impression tray sent by the Laboratory.
- Third Visit: The Dentist will record the Upper and Lower Arch Relationship or the Jaw Relationship with respect to each other. a Second Impression using the special customised impression tray sent by the Laboratory. Shade to match the colour of the teeth will also be recorded and it is then sent back to the Laboratory.
- Fourth Visit: The Dentist in this visit will try a wax Denture to ensure the fit and comfort. However this will give you an opportunity to make certain changes before going to the final stage of the Denture.
- Fifth Visit: The Denture will be fitted with some adjustments in certain areas.
- Follow Up Visit: Follow up appointments as Appropriate.
All-on-4 Denture Implants
Are Dentures better or Dental implants?
The answer is - Different for everyone..!
Both options for replacing missing teeth are excellent choices. We only make recommendations that best fit your needs and budget after a dental evaluation. Some factors should be understood about both options. Implants need healthy jawbone to integrate properly. If you have a certain level of bone loss, you may not be a candidate for dental implants.
Similarly, a bone graft can be used to improve your jawbone and prepare. This option also requires healthy gum tissue to grow around the implant for proper support and aesthetics. Dentures aren’t considered a permanent option like dental implants, but they are more affordable and can be used by a wide variety of people with different dental issues. Modern dentures have advanced quite a bit over older styles, and now look and feel like real teeth.
Whatever your reason for needing to replace missing teeth, it’s important that you follow through to replace your smile and personal confidence. We can help you make the best choice for your needs and start your journey toward better oral health. Call or request an appointment online today to explore your teeth replacement options.