Dentures are removable dental appliances that look like teeth and gum tissues. They can provide you with the function and appearance of a natural smile, so that people will not be the wiser that you are missing most or all of your teeth. Dentures have come a long way in technology and can be made to very closely resemble your natural teeth. In fact, some people find that dentures, because they are so straight and bright, actually provide them with a better smile than ever. Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, will tell you more about dentures.
Types of Dentures
There are two main types of dentures: partial and complete. When you have only lost part of your teeth, a partial denture will usually suffice. However, if all of your teeth are gone, either due to poor dental health or traumatic injury, a full set of dentures may be necessary.
Within the complete denture realm are the following options:
Conventional Dentures: These are customized to your measurements after your teeth have been removed and your gum tissues have healed. If any of your teeth need to be extracted by you Farmington Hills dentist, this interim time is usually 4 to 6 weeks. Unfortunately, this means that you will have to withstand that time with no teeth. You will end up with a very well-fitting and high quality restoration to your teeth, however.
Immediate Dentures: Immediate dentures are more of a one-size-fits-all solution. They are made in advance so that they can be immediately placed after your teeth are removed. The pro of this is not having to go without teeth for any length of time. The con is that you will require more adjustment after you heal, as these will not have been made to your specifications.
Dentures are very durable appliances that can be long lasting. For people that find dental implants to be cost prohibitive, or are too anxious over the idea of dental surgery, dentures might seem like a better option. Be prepared that they may need to be readjusted, repaired, or even replaced over time. Keeping up with proper cleaning and care of your dentures will ensure that they last longer.
Farmington Hills Dentist Offers Dentures
If you are interested in a consultation for dentures, your Farmington Hills dentist would be happy to see you. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)474-6434. We are happy to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.