After losing some of your natural teeth, you have chosen to replace them. You no longer want to deal with the difficulties chewing, and the effects that missing teeth can have on the structure of your mouth. However, there is one more obstacle you face after choosing to replace your teeth. What is the best type of tooth replacement for you?
There are a lot of factors that you must consider when you are choosing a replacement for your teeth. One of the most popular options that you can select is dentures. Dentures are a removable set of replacement teeth. There are options to fit your needs. If you need to replace a few teeth, you can have a set of partial dentures made. If you need to replace all of your teeth, you can get a full set of dentures.
Dentures are an excellent choice to help combat some of the negative effects that missing teeth can have on your appearance. Without your natural teeth, your skin can sag around your face and make you look older. With a set of dentures that are made to look as close to your natural teeth as possible, your face will no longer sag.
There are a few different types of dentures from which you can choose. Conventional dentures are made to be worn following the removal of your teeth and after your mouth has healed from this procedure. Immediate dentures can be worn as soon as your teeth are removed. An overdenture can be worn over some of your remaining teeth, so not all of your natural teeth need to be removed.
There are a wide variety of reasons that people choose to wear dentures over other kinds of methods of replacing your missing teeth. An additional common type of tooth replacement is the dental implant. When you get a dental implant, a post is surgically placed into your jawbone. In the following weeks and months, the implant will fuse with your natural jawbone, and then replacement teeth can be set atop the post.
For some people, dentures can be the better choice. Those who choose dental implants will have to endure dental surgery before they can have their teeth replaced. The process of getting your replacement teeth put in place can take months with a set of dental implants. With dentures, this process will take far less time. Dentures can also be a much more affordable method of replacing your teeth. Some people can also be ineligible to get dental implants for various reasons, such as a tendency to grind their teeth at night.
If you are considering replacing your teeth, the best person to talk to is your dentist. At McBride Dental, we can help you decide if dentures are the best choice for you to replace your missing teeth. We can consult with you on the advantages and disadvantages of the various tooth replacement options for your specific situation.