Dentures are removable replacement teeth one may need after they have lost teeth from disease, decay or injury. Dentures will give you a natural and healthy smile. Dentures are an extremely popular option for individuals who are missing teeth.
What Are the Different Types of Dentures?
There are three types of dentures including conventional dentures, immediate dentures and over-dentures that you can choose from, depending on what you need.
- Conventional dentures are dentures that are made after the gums have healed from the extraction.
- Immediate dentures are made immediately after the teeth are extracted and placed at the same time. Your gums heal underneath the dentures with the immediate denture. The third type of dentures are over-dentures and they are used when you have a small number of natural teeth remaining.
- Over-dentures are used when you have a small number of natural teeth remaining. These are fitted over the remaining teeth and preserve the jawbone while supporting the dentures. Additionally, depending on where you are missing teeth, you can also choose between upper or lower dentures.
What Do Dentures Feel Like?
Dentures will feel comfortable in time. When you first receive them, dentures will most likely feel bulky or at the very least uncomfortable as they are a foreign object your mouth needs time to adjust to. You will become more accustomed to the feeling of dentures as time goes on. To keep your mouth healthy and your dentures providing the support you need, you should schedule follow up appointments at Federal Way Dental Excellence.
How Do I Care For Dentures?
It’s necessary to care for your dentures as you would your natural teeth and maintain excellent brushing habits. Be sure to brush your dentures daily to remove food and plaque and brush your gums, tongue and roof of your mouth to help circulation. If you have over-dentures, they may need to be replaced or relined after a certain amount of time.