DENTURES ARE ARTIFICIAL TEETH THAT SERVE AS ONE OF THE BEST INVENTIONS FOR PATIENTS IN NEED OF TEETH REPLACEMENT.
Regardless of your age, it helps you to smile with confidence. A complete denture is a removable prosthesis that replaces specific amounts of teeth and gum tissue. Some patients have only a lower denture, some only an upper, and some have both lower and upper complete dentures.
BENEFITS OF COMPLETE DENTURES:
Cost is less for replacing all teeth in an entire arch
Simple and short treatment procedures
COMPLETE DENTURES CAN BE PLACED INTO TWO CATEGORIES - “CONVENTIONAL” OR “IMMEDIATE.”
Getting conventional dentures starts with the process of having teeth removed at least eight weeks before manufacturing the denture. This time allows the tissues to heal from extractions. In turn, the dentures can be fixed accurately on top of stable tissues.
Fabricating complete dentures in this way is very precise. However, a patient who does not have a denture would be without teeth during this time. This sounds like a tough situation for patients, but have no fear… as this is where immediate dentures come into play.
A smiling face without teeth is a drastic situation. For humans, each day is important to their lives. As a patient who is seeking teeth replacement, it takes a minimum of 8 weeks to heal the tissues after teeth removal. During this time needed to adapt to conventional dentures, immediate dentures can be used.
In using immediate dentures, a patient is never without front teeth.
Immediate dentures, as the name suggests, are accomplished within hours. In getting immediate dentures, you never have to be without teeth… even for a single day. But you do need to get the denture relined once your jaw heals.
Usually, immediate dentures need to be relined within 2-6 months because of tissue changes that take place following the extractions completed at the day of denture delivery.