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You would be surprised at how many people are missing one or more teeth because of an injury, drug use, tooth rot or sickness. Having even one missing tooth could make it very challenging for you to speak and eat in a normal fashion. 

Dentures are probably the single most cost-efficient approach you can take to replace your missing teeth, but that does not mean that they are a good match for your personal circumstances. This means that before you decide to get fitted for dentures, it is imperative that you are familiar with all of the pros and cons of the different kinds of dentures.

The two kinds of dentures available are temporary partial dentures and permanent dentures.

What Are Temporary Dentures?

Permanent Vs Temporary Dentures: Pros and Cons

If you have had one or some of your teeth extracted and require a permanent denture, the professionals in your dentist office will most likely suggest that you get a temporary denture before you commit to the permanent ones. 

Temporary dentures are also referred to as immediate dentures since you typically get them immediately after you have a tooth extracted. You are able to wear them for about two to three months after you have a tooth pulled.

Pros of Temporary Dentures:

  • Temporary dentures are suitable for patients with gum and tooth sensitivities because they do not have to deal with missing teeth while they recover from oral surgery.
  • There will be less pressure on your remaining teeth while you are eating.
  • This style of denture is usually a relatively economical choice.

Cons of Temporary Dentures:

  • Making and fitting these dentures could require several visits to your dentist before surgery can be performed.
  • You can see ahead of time how will they look.
  • Temporary dentures are usually followed by permanent dentures so they can be regarded as an additional cost. 

What Are Permanent Dentures?

Permanent dentures are comprised of a row of false teeth attached to a frame that is kept in place inside your mouth by dental implants. These are a lifelong replacement for your missing teeth.

Pros of Permanent Dentures:

  • They are tough and permanent.
  • You do not have to take them out to clean them.
  • They give your facial features support similar to your natural bone structure and have a more natural appearance.
  • You can speak and eat more comfortably than with temporary dentures.

Cons of Permanent Dentures:

At McBride Dental, we provide a full range of dental services that help our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums. Only through routine dental appointments and diligent oral care can you keep your teeth healthy and functional.

The professional staff at the offices of Dr. Michael McBride are able to answer any questions you may have regarding cosmetic or restorative dentistry, as well as various common dental procedures. 

We can assist you in establishing good oral health habits to ensure that your teeth are always there when you need them and your smile always looks perfect.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please give us a call at (760) 471-1003 and speak with a member of our dental staff today.


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