Denture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Denture 101: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by STONE DENTAL GROUP on Nov 1 2021, 03:34 AM

For the past several years, dentures have been the main solution for tooth loss for older people. Loss of teeth after a specific age is relatively normal. Today, with progress in dentistry, dentures are known as a readily available solution for everyone. 

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are oral devices used to replace missing teeth. They are sets of artificial teeth attached to gum-shaped plastic material. They are generally used for replacing multiple teeth at once. Supported by gum tissues and the jawbone, they are removable, allowing you to wear them at will.

When Would We Need Dentures?

Dentures are used for replacing missing teeth. So, if you lose teeth because any of the following reasons, dentures would be required:

● Sports injury or car accidents

● Aging 

● Health conditions that weaken the tooth structure

● Taking medications that damage the tooth and bone  

Types of Dentures

The type of dentures varies depending on the number of teeth a person has lost:

1. Complete Dentures

Complete dentures replace the entire set of teeth in the mouth. It is generally offered to patients with no or a few natural teeth left. These are often used in older people that have lost all their teeth due to aging. But they are not only limited to old people.

2. Partial Dentures 

Partial Dentures are for patients that still have a few teeth left. These dentures are composed of artificial teeth attached to a gum-like plastic base that is fixed to the mouth. Sometimes, it comes with a metal framework that helps them to stay connected to the mouth. Dentures last for a very long time if they are kept properly. It is also an affordable procedure in comparison to dental implants. 

After the dentures are fixed to your mouth, you might feel a bit strange. You might face some of the issues immediately after getting dentures. These might include an increased flow of saliva, sore gums, heaviness in your mouth, and difficulty talking and eating. But gradually, you will get used to it and won’t notice any drastic difference. Overall, it is one of the most effective procedures in dentistry.

Get high-quality dentures from Stone Dental Group – SE Chicago Dentistry, the best teeth replacement dentistry in Chicago, IL. Give us a call at (773) 880-5080 or book online for more details and appointments. You can also visit us at 2845 N Sheridan Rd #914, Chicago, IL 60657.

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